Haiti: University in Limonade Under-Financed
- Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:14 AM
LIMONADE, Haiti (defend.ht) - After two months since its handover, the $30 million, Henri Christophe University in Limonade has not received any money from the government to operate.
"We are still awaiting funding promised by the government," stated the President of the State University of Haiti Campus, Jean Vernet Henry, arguing that the main obstacle to the smooth functioning of the university is a money problem.
Wanting to be optimistic, Professor Vernet said that the school plan is being developed, which could mean that the disciplines will be known soon.
"We are still waiting the official handover of the campus since January 12, 2012, there was a symbolic handover of the building," said Jean Vernet Henry.
Henry's statements are shared by the Secretary of State for Higher Education, John Claude FranÃ§ois, who confirmed to Le Nouvelliste that the state has not yet disbursed the funds pledged for the operation of this university center that was built by the Dominican government through $30 million [US] financial support from members of Dominican civil society.
"I am reasonably optimistic that the resources pledged by the Haitian government will be disbursed on time," said Francois said on Friday, contacted by the newspaper. He said he was aware that the process of implementation is at a relatively slow pace.
"The Haitian government has promised $ 5 million for the operation of this campus for the first fiscal year," said Jean-Claude Francois hoping that the funds are disbursed in time for the opening of the university scheduled for next September.
For there to be a mobilization of human resources and so many other things to put in place so as not to degrade the eyes of the Dominican Republic who offered this academic complex of 72 classrooms, not including laboratory facilities, the library, dining hall, meeting rooms.