Liberia

31 October 2021

Association Canvasses Increased Funding 

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) has called for increased funding of educational libraries to improve work efficiency and enhance productivity in higher institutions. Read more

Hucha, UL Sign Partnership Agreement 

Hucha Technologies, a corporation constituted under the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America, has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Liberia (UL) to provide services in priority areas including robotics, micro, and macro technologies. Read more

Ministry of Education Announces Activities Leading to the Reopening of Schools…

In order to professionalize and standardize the education system, the Ministry of Education officially announces the commencement of activities leading to the reopening of schools. Read more

Rethinking the Role of TVET in Future Work and Lifelong Learning, in Light of Digitalization and the 4IR

The report demonstrates that TVET has not been given sufficient recognition by African countries despite their declared commitment and some consequential progress. Read more

UL Faculty to Hold Weah Accountable

The University of Liberia UL Faculty Association (ULFA) says it will hold accountable, Liberian President and Visitor of the University of Liberia (UL), George Manneh Weah, for the success of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last Friday, … Read more

University of Liberia Faculty Returns to Class this Week

The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Liberia and the University of Liberia (UL) Administration, assuring a return to classes this week, effective Friday, 8 October 2021. Read more

U.S. Embassy Monrovia Celebrates the 2021 Class of Mandela Washington Fellows 

On October 14, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and U.S. Embassy Monrovia celebrated the 2021 class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.  Read more

 

30 September 2021

102nd Graduating Class Inducts Officials

The 102nd graduating class of the University of Liberia (UL) over the weekend inducted its officials to steer the affairs of the 2020/2021 class. Read more

Nimba, Grand Bassa Community College Get University Status

The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has concurred with the House of Representatives to elevate Grand Bassa County Community College to Grand Bassa University College. Read more

…Over Age-Old Problems Concerning Welfare Condition of Faculty

The Faculty Association of the University of Liberia has shut down the university after its members walked off their job in protest for better working conditions and pay. Read more

Sen. Tokpa’s Higher Education Ministry Bill Gets Tough Reactions 

Bong County Senator, Dr. Henrique Tokpa has submitted a bill to his colleagues (Plenary of Senate) seeking the establishment of a new Ministry of Education to be named and styled “Ministry of Higher Education,” but his effort has come under serious criticism. Read more

Stella Maris University Student Wins Lonestar Cell MTN’s Y’ello Star Talent Hunt Competition

Lonestar Cell MTN inaugural Y’ello Star talent contest came to a rousing end Saturday, September 11, 2021, with one contestant winning the coveted title: MTN Y’ello Star. Read more

Rep. Dopoh Seeks Funding for Tubman University 

River Gee electoral District #3 Representative Francis S. Dopoh asks the House of Representatives to fund the Tubman University in Maryland County.Representative Dopoh says the request is his honest plea to his colleagues to allocate budgetary support for the Tubman University, … Read more

Thomas Fallah University Becoming a University of Preferred Choice

Situated in the densely populated Paynesville district is this gigantic structure name and style the Thomas P. Fallah University. It is a state of the art piece of architecture it is a name given after the CEO a members of the House of Representative Thomas P. Fallah. Read more

UL, Njala University Sign MoU for Academic Collaboration

The University of Liberia (UL) and the Njala University (NU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and academic collaboration between the two institutions. Read more

UL, Sierra Leone Sign Landmark Agreement for Academic Improvement

Authorities of the University of Liberia and those of the University of Sierra Leone have reached a consensus through signing a memorandum of understanding to facilitate collaboration in research, grant application, students, faculty and staff exchanges, curricula enhancement, visiting lectureship and seminars, cultural exchanges, joint publication and study visits amongst others. Read more

UL, USL Sign Historic MoU

The University of Liberia (UL), on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Sierra Leone (USL) at the State House in Freetown. Read more

Visually Impaired Students Want State-Owned University of Liberia Introduce Braille Amid COVID-19 Disruption in Academic Activities

The loss of sight is already a challenge in itself. Even more dreadful is the lack of emotional support, limited access to educational opportunities as well as information. Even societal stigma and the lack of unemployment are additional factors that frequently lead visually impaired individuals in isolation. Read more

 

31 August 2021

I Started a Consultancy to Train University Students on Data Management

Every time I listened to reports from different media outlets, I became increasingly convinced that some of the challenges Africa faces can be addressed if we invested more in research. Read more

Protest Against E-learning at the University of Liberia Leaves Several Students Injured…

Police in Monrovia Monday allegedly fired teargas and rubber bullets on students of the campus-based Vanguard Students Unification Party (SUP) protesting for the cancellation of the e-learning program at the state-run University of Liberia (UL), injuring more than ten people. Read more

Sinoe University Students Union Complains Tubman University…

The Sinoe County University Student Union (SUSU) has written the Commission on Higher Education complaining the Tubman University in Harper, Maryland County of charging students’ fees equivalent to tuition despite President George Weah’s tuition-free declaration. Read more

Stakeholders Revise TVET Policy

Stakeholders in the technical vocation education sector have revised Liberia’s TVET policy for the next five years, beginning from 2022 to 2027 in order to meet current-day reality. Read more

UL Pledges Commitment to Kofi Annan Ideologies

The President of the University of Liberia (UL) Rev. Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson says UL remains committed to the ideologies of the late former United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kofi Atta Annan, noting that the institution looks forward to forging partnerships that will continue to foster peace, security, and conflict resolution. Read more

UL Returns to Blended Learning Semester

The University of Liberia (UL) says it has returned to blended learning due to health officials’ report of a significant decline in Coronavirus infection rate here. Read more

UL Suspends Classes with Immediate Effect

The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has, with immediate effect, suspended all classes at the undergraduate level, in response to the violent disturbances on its Capitol Hill Campus and elsewhere, which resulted into serious bodily injuries to individuals as well as destruction to university properties. Read more

 

31 July 2021

Senator Tokpa Wants Ministry of Higher and Technical Education Established

An Act seeking to establish the Ministry of Higher and Technical Education within the Republic of Liberia has been submitted to the Liberian Senate. Read more

U.S. Donates 2 Coastal Buses for UL Medical School

According to Amb. McCarthy, through the program, UL’s College of Health Sciences and the A.M. Dogliotti Medical School enrolled seven teaching apprentices at the University of Ghana to specialize in Pre – Clinical Teaching courses. Read more

 

30 June 2021

Administration Meets Students, Stakeholders on Covid-19 Resurgence

The University of Liberia (UL), through the Office of Vice President for Students Affairs Prof. Sekou Konneh, has held a fruitful meeting with various colleges and campus-based organizations student representatives in a bid to finding workable solutions toward applying newly instituted measures and soliciting suggestions in response to the resurgence of Covid-19 in Liberia. Read more

AFRIGIST Seeks Collaboration for PhD, Exchange Programs

The African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST), under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has met with the University of Liberia (UL) on collaboration and partnership  for the establishment and execution of PhD programs in Geography or Demography… Read more

AME Zion University Revokes Degrees of 14 Graduates, Suspends Vice President for…

The administration of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU) has revoked the degree it conferred on 14 people during its recent graduation ceremony for academic fraud and financial malpractice. Read more

BWI Alumni in the US Donate $10,000

Graduates and relatives of the Booker Washington Institute or BWI living in the United States have identified with their school back home in Liberia, donating $10,000 (Ten Thousand United States Dollars) to help repair damages the Institute suffered recently due to a violent rainstorm. Read more

Covid-Related Deaths Hit Cuttington University

Two senior staff of Cuttington University who died within four days was the result of Covid-19-like symptoms… Read more

Funding Levels of Higher Education a Grave Concern

Hopes continue to linger in Sub-Saharan Africa that universities will produce the next generation of professionals such as engineers, medical personnel, teachers, business and public affairs managers to propel the economies the region aspires to have… Read more

India Signs MOU with National Commission on Higher Education

International Academic and Management Association (IAMA), an education-focused organization based in India further consolidated its footprints in the international education arena by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), … Read more

International Academic and Management Association (IAMA) India signs an MoU with the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), Liberia

The MoU which was signed at an online event organized on Friday, June 18, 2021, aims at improving the quality of higher education and research in Liberia along with the internationalization of education in the country. Read more

Quality Education: ASIC Signs MoU with Liberia to Improve Outcomes

ASIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Commission on Higher Education, The Republic of Liberia, to improve higher education provision in Liberia’s universities and increase transparency and accountability through Quality Assurance and Inspector Training. Read more

Several Students to Benefit from the Chamber of Commerce Employment Scheme

Over five hundred (500) college/university graduates are to benefit from an employment program through the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC). Read more

UL Law Students Present Library to Administration

A library equipped with brand new computers and law school books has been presented to the administration of the University of Liberia (UL) by the outgoing leadership of the Law School Students Association (LAWSA) at the University of Liberia, a boost to learning activities at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at UL. Read more

UL Prepares for Over 5,000 Freshmen

The University of Liberia (UL) Wednesday, 9 June released results for its first entrance exams for Academic Year 2021, disclosing that 5,539 successful candidates who have made either provisional or regular pass are expected to apply to enroll at UL commencing Academic 2021/2022 first semester. Read more

UL Suspends Registrations for 2nd Academic Semester 2021 and 2nd Entrance Exam…

The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has, with immediate effect until, suspended all registration preceding the commencement of classes for the 2nd Semester Academic Year 2021, until further notice, in response to the rise in Covid-19 infections. Read more

UNFPA Donates Several Electronic Materials

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated several essential electronic materials to the Institute of Population Studies (IPS), a unit within the Department of Demography at the University of Liberia (UL)… Read more

 

31 May 2021

Science Fund Targets Agriculture Innovations in West Africa

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), one of Africa’s biggest science funds, is rolling out €2.7 million (about US$3.3 million) in grants for innovations in agriculture, targeted at universities and research institutions in West Africa. Read more

UL Lecturer Publishes Book on the Effect of Diplomacy

This vigorous and fast-moving revolution eclipsing the age-old dependency syndrome of having others outside our borders to do almost all of our intellectual works is now gradually transforming into a serious challenge. Read more

VP Taylor Commends Blue Crest University for Complimenting Education for Government’s Pro-poor Agenda

Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has commended the Blue Crest University College’s administration for complimenting the government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, education for all component. Read more

 

30 April 2021

Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Hails Cuttington University for Role Played in His Rise to Prominence

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says the knowledge acquired during his four-year stay at Cuttington University as a student helped in shaping his life’s journey. Read more

TU College of Management Ends Bridging the Gap Program

The College of Management and Administration at William V.S Tubman University has ended its 3rd daylong program entitled “Bridging The Gap”… Read more

 

31 March 2021

CU Board of Trustees Acknowledges Outgoing Dr. Browne’s Efforts of Improving the University

Dr. Browne officially departed the corridors of Cuttington University upon the commemoration of this year’s commencement convocation which took place on March 12, 2021. Read more

House Controversially Passes Free Education Bill…

The House of Representatives has passed a bill seeking to create a special education scheme to support deserving students attending public tertiary institutions across Liberia. Read more

To Increase Capacity in Anti-Corruption & Awareness Raising, CENTAL Trains Over 40 University Students

The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), through its youth engagement and Integrity Club (iClub) Program, has concluded a one-day intensive training for over forty (40) university students. Read more

Use Your Education to Lift People Up …

The Dean of Liberia College (College of Social Sciences and Humanities), Prof. Dr. Josephus Moses Gray, has urged the 697 graduates of the William V. S. Tubman College of Education (formally Teacher’s College). Read more

 

28 February 2021

European Union Commemorates International Day of Education…

“The EU is partnering with the Liberian government in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). We want to ensure that the young people of Liberia get equipped with skills for a better future”. Read more

Library Initiative Offers Lifeline, but Needs More Support

An initiative that is offering free access to electronic library resources to exiled academics is seeking to recruit more African universities that could participate by opening their libraries and hosting endangered faculty from the continent and beyond. Read more

UMU Rallies Alumnus’ Support

The former president of the United Methodist University Alumni Association Abraham Nyenswah has challenged alumni of the university to support their alma mater in the wake of economic constraint confronting the nation. Read more

 

31 January 2021

Analysis of the Pioneer of Higher Education in Liberia

Liberia prides itself in having one of the oldest learning institutions not just on the African continent but in the world as well, cherished with centuries of existence; in February 1862 Liberia College opened its doors to academic activities. Read more

CSOs in Education Develops Policy Brief on … and the Learning Outcome in the TVET Sector

Participants at the dialogue highlighted key policies gaps that could informed the development of the policy brief ranging from the Education Reform Act of 2011, The Girls Education Act, The TVET Policy and they also outline the lapses within the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP). Read more

 

30 November 2020

Storm Damages A.M. Dogliotti College of Health Sciences Facilities

Some buildings on the campus of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Health Sciences at the University of Liberia (UL) have been damaged as a result of a heavy storm that hit part of Monrovia. Read more

UL President Calls for Stronger Partnership in Fight Against SGBV

The President of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Julius S. Nelson has reaffirmed the university’s commitment to support and mainstream gender issues and build upon the current partnership… Read more

University of Liberia Releases 2020 Entrance Results

The University of Liberia has released the results of the 1st Entrance and Placement Exam administered to 11,432 out of total registered candidates of 12,576 undergraduate applicants. Read more

 

30 September 2020

15 Universities Pass Health Requirements to Reopen October 1

The Ministry of Health and the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) has issued clearance to 15 universities to begin academic activities as the University of Liberia and the United Methodist University miss out. Read more

UL Authorities Request US$23.6M Budget Approval to Undertake Investment

Authorities of the University of Liberia (UL) have requested the Liberian Legislature to approve its draft budget of US$23.6 million for fiscal year 2020/2021. Read more

 

30 August 2020

LUSA Frowns on Government –Calls for the Opening of Universities and Colleges

The Liberian Universities Students Association (LUSA) has frowned on the government through the Ministry of Education for the impartial reopening of schools in the country. Read more

Tubman University Embarks on Agriculture Program

The President of the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County, vows to uplift the institution financially through its 500 acres farmland in Barrobo, electoral district#3, Maryland County. Read more

 

31 July 2020

Embracing Higher Education Reforms in Liberia: Why and How?

Learning and the instructional process have been especially hit in developing countries considering the limited or lack thereof, of the basic social and technological infrastructure… Read more

Merck Foundation Makes History by Training the First African Embryologists

Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries such as; The Gambia, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Read more

UL Students to Begin Academic Activities Through eLearning By July 28

Following several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Liberia has announced the date for the commencement of classes. Read more

 

31 May 2020

Assessment of Current Status of Technical and Higher Education Sector in Liberia

The education sector is a reflection of the political and economic fragility of the country. The sector is generally weak and fragmented. The status of the sector suggests that education has experienced public neglect and inadequate support for many years. Read more

Civil Society Group Wants 20% Increment in Education Budget

The Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia (YOCEL) in partnership with the More-for-Education Campaign is calling on the Government of Liberia to increase the national budget for education by 20% in June of this year (2020). Read more

Education, Especially Tertiary Education, Will Change as the GOL Works to Leapfrog a “New Normal”.

Yet, today it is different; we have the INTERNET and its accompanying technologies which give us options; options to self-learn or options to take classes and garner our education or degrees online despite our geographical differences. Read more

 

31 January 2020

Korea Ambassador Lectures UL on Possible Economy Growth through Education

South Korea Ambassador to Liberia, Maj. Gen. Lee In-tae says the economy of Liberia will only witness progress if more investments are made in human resource development. Read more  

 

31 December 2019

Cuttington University Wins 2019 Inter Universities Debate

Cuttington University (CU) has won this year’s Inter Universities and Colleges Debate organized by NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in Monrovia. Read more

Dr. Nelson Heightens Hopes at UL -Vows to Build Culture of Tolerance and Nonviolence

Hopes and expectations at the University of Liberia (UL) have been heightened by Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson’s declaration to work collectively with his team of administrators to mobilize additional resources to assist in taking good care of UL’s faculty and staff in the not-too distant future. Read more

UL Receives Letters of Credence From Indiana University

The President of the University of Liberia, Rev. Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson has received Letters of Credence and Medallion from the University of Indiana, based in the United States of America. Read more

 

31 July 2019

How Ebola Response Time was Cut from Days to Minutes

Despite being forced to start over at school in Ghana, he made up his grades in half a year and eventually earned a scholarship to the country’s prestigious Ashesi University, which has a proven track record of educating young leaders. Read more

University of Liberia Students Protest in Demand of Lecturers’ Salaries, Benefits, Others

UL Faculty under the banner ‘Concerned University of Liberia Faculty Association (CONULFA),’ comprising full and part-time employees, has refused to conduct regular academic activities in demand for their two-month salaries and other benefits for the past three days. Read more

University of Liberia’s Faculty Threatens Strike Over Delayed Payment of Allowances

Aggrieved staff and faculty members of the University of Liberia (UL) have threatened to disengage from all academic activities, if their salary and allowances for the months of June and July 2019 are not paid to them. Read more

 

30 April 2019

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Liberia Meets RUFORUM Delegation

A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia at his Capitol Hill residence in Monrovia on 25th April 2019. Read more

 

31 August 2017

Partnership to Introduce Country’s First PhD Programmes

The Association of Liberian Universities has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana Technology University College and the MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences in India to deliver the first ever PhD programmes in Liberia. Read more

 

30 April 2016

A Call to Test Bridge Academies’ Experiment in Liberia

You can drag the Cow to the Water Pool, Shove its Head into the Water, You can’t force the Cow to Drink. Read more

University of Liberia Students Petition Legislature over Tuition Increment

Protesting students of the University of Liberia on Tuesday gathered at the entrance of the Legislature to protest against a proposal to increase tuition from $175 LD approximately US$2 to US$4.00 Read more

 

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