HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GRAND GEDEH COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Eastern Province, now Grand Gedeh County, was granted the status of a county in 1964 through an Act of National legislature in keeping with the Unification Policy of the late President William VS Tubman. Bong, Nimba, and Lofa also became counties in the same year
Pursuant to both the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Education Decentralization Act of 2011, coupled with the commitment of the Government of Liberia in reducing widespread poverty, unemployment, and enhance national development, the Grand Gedeh County Community College was created in 2010 through an Act of National Legislature which on 22nd April, 2011 was signed into Law by Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
National Commission On Higher Education
The National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), working in consultation with all relevant stakeholders
including the Grand Gedeh County Legislative Caucus and prominent citizens of the county, constituted a 7-man
Interim Management Team (IMT) headed by Prof. Siahe Benson Barh (M.D.) who served as Acting President of
the college until July 2014.
Board of Trustees (BOT)
In 2013, the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the college was appointed, with Hon. Philip B. Dwuye as Chairman. In July 2014, the BOT suspended administrative and academic activities of the college to implement radical administrative overhauls. Few months prior, Hon. Bai M. Gbala assumed Chairmanship of the BOT.
President of the College
In September 2014, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed Dr. Solomon X. Y. Jallayu (Ph. D.) as President of
the Grand Gedeh County Community College. In November 2014, Dr. Jallayu arrived in Zwedru accompanied by
Hon. Bai M. Gbala as Chairman of the BOT. By the end of December 2014 Dr. Jallayu had completed sites-seeing
and assessment of alternative sites for the location of the campus of the college and by end January 2015, the first
post-IMT administrative structure was set up.
By late 2015, an access road linking the Garloville campus to mainland Garloville and Kannah Road was built by the college Administration with support from local authority and the Chinese Contingent of UNMIL. By March 2016, the college administration moved out of the premises of the Zwedru Multilateral High School. By late 2016, architecture designs and blue prints for an ultramodern university village of the college were completed and contractors and consultant hired for the construction of the initial four (4) units of classroom buildings, a Multi-purpose hall and a soccer pitch. Actual construction works began in January 2017 and completed 2020
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, the college held its first commencement convocation, conferring associate degrees upon 41 graduates, 2017 60 graduates 2019 102 graduates in certain academic disciplines, including Accounting, Management, Public Health, Education, Geology and Divinity. Today Saturday, February 27, 2021, the college is conferring associate degrees on 91 graduates in Agriculture, Accounting, Education, Public Health, Administration, Geology, and Divinity.