But Dr. Conteh's appointment created a serious split within the ranks and file of the UL Faculty Association, one segment rejected to the appointment, while others welcomed it.
Those who were against Dr. Conteh's appointment brought several charges against him. The allegations include alleged financial impropriety, poor human relations and lack of leadership ability; but the accused has denied all allegations and challenged his accusers to substantiate their claims by making public documentary evidence.
Initially, when Dr. Conteh name was announced as
the successful candidate for the presidency, ULFA
vehemently rejected to the appointment on grounds
they wanted someone within their system and not an outsider.
But Chairman Bryant who is also the Visitor to the
University of Liberia (UL) and Chairman of the power
sharing National Transitional Government of
Liberia (NTGL) said the appointment of Dr. Al Hassan Conteh as president of the University was irreversible.
Chairman Bryant made these statements when he addressed
a recent news conference at the Executive Mansion
on wide range of national and international
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the UL Board of Trustees,
Madam Theresa Leigh Sherman has revealed that the
UL Faculty Senate and council have endorsed the inaugural
ceremonies of Dr. Conteh, an occasion which is expected
to be attended by dignitaries, academicians, diplomats,
heads of political parties, representatives of foreign
missions, government officials including members of
the three branches of government, students populace
and friends of the