Liberia

30 June 2022

ALJA Launches Scholarship Fund at the University of Liberia

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) will on Monday, June 20, 2022, launch its Scholarship Fund for deserving students of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Liberia. Read more

BlueCrest University Inaugurates School of Fashion, Design

The BlueCrest University has inaugurated the nation’s first school of fashion and design, an initiative that is being considered a great step toward spurring a culture of entrepreneurship in Liberia. Read more

Bridge-U Launches Center – for Teaching, Learning, Innovation at UL Collage of Health Sciences

The University of Liberia, College of Health Science (ULCHS) in partnership with Yale University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Tuesday, June 21, 2022 launched its Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at the college of health science auditorium. Read more

Education, Sports Ministers Tour EU Funded TVET Facilities

The Minister of Education, Prof. D. Ansu Sonii, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, D. Zeogar Wilson, on June 24, toured all ongoing construction and renovation works of EU-funded TVET facilities under the Youth Rising Project including, the William V.S. Tubman High School in Monrovia, …Read more

“Invest ArcelorMittal’s Millions in Education”: Nimba University Executives plead with County Leadership 

The Leadership of the College of Engineering and Geo-Sciences at Nimba University has pleaded with their county leadership to invest a significant portion of the 1.3 million ArcelorMittal social development fund to build the capacities of young people. Read more

Liberia Movie Union Wants UL Establish Diploma Program in Film Production 

The President of Liberia Movie Union (LIMU), Mr. Eddie Gibson on Monday paid a courtesy visit at Amos Claudius Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia Fendall Campus to hold discussion with the Dean of the College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray… Read more

President Weah Promises to Pay the Graduation Fee for 456 Graduates… 

Smiles could not cease from the faces of the graduates of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E) Zion University as the Liberian President George Weah announced at the 31st Graduation ceremony that he will pay the graduation fee for all 356 graduates. Read more

SUP Demands Publication of University Lecturers’ Credentials 

The campus-based Vanguard Student Unification Party (SUP) at the University of Liberia (UL) is demanding that the university authorities and all other public and private tertiary institutions across the country immediately publish the academic profile of all lecturers at various universities here. Read more

UL Administration Plead for Dialogue Amid Standoff With ULFA

University of Liberia Vice President for UL-Relations says the University President Dr. Julius Nelson was not aware of some faculty members who were double-dipping at the institution. Read more

ULCHS, BRIDGE-U: Liberia Launch CTLI This Week

The University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), in partnership with the USAID-funded BRIDGE-U: Liberia project, is expected to officially launch its Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) with a series of events on June 21-23, 2022, at the campus. Read more

UL Professor’s Book Gets High International Recognition

The Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Liberia (UL), Prof. Richmond Anderson has expressed delight over the high international recognition his newly published book has received, unveiling a certificate awarded him by the Author House in Washington D.C., United States of America. Read more

UL Student Wins Chinese-Bridge Proficiency Competition

Student Clarence S. Johnson of the Confucius Institute at the University of Liberia has emerged as the grand prize winner of this year’s Chinese-Bridge Proficiency competition to represent Liberia at the Global final this July in China. Read more

University of Liberia Extends Resumption of Classes to June 27 to Make Way for Campus Rehabilitation 

The University of Liberia has extended the opening of classes from June 6, 2022 to June 27, 2022, to give chance to the contractors as the rehabilitation of the campuses of the University of Liberia comes into full swing for the next three weeks. Read more

University of Liberia Faculty Boycott Classes in Demand of President Dismissal

In their bid to call for the removal of the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Julius S. Nelson for numerous administrative reasons, the entire teaching professors yesterday, June 27, 2022 abandoned classes, leaving hundreds of students littering on main campus; … Read more

University of Liberia Faculty Wants Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson Removed as President; …

The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) has with immediate effect passed a vote of no confidence in the President of the state-owned institution, Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, for allegedly removing some of them from the payroll following a mandate from the Government of Liberia (GOL). Read more

University of Liberia Holds Entrepreneurship Seminar

The University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), in partnership with the USAID-funded Bringing Research to Impact for Development and Global Engagement – Utilization (BRIDGE-U Liberia) project on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 held a one-day entrepreneurship seminar… Read more

Wright State Graduate Making Impact in Dayton and Liberia with Library for Africa Project

Jenkins, who received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Wright State University, began learning through her understudies about African culture and the challenges young people face when it came to education. It had an impact on her. Read more

 

31 May 2022

15 University Based Student Associations Urge Liberian Gov’t to Conclude ArcelorMittal MDA

Fifteen county-based student association at the state-run university, the University of Liberia is calling on the Liberian Government to be resolute in the conclusion of the ArcelorMittal Mineral Development Agreement (MDA), and further cautioned if this is not done it will create security and economic threat. Read more

20 Health Specialists End 2nd Cohort Mentorship Program at UL Medical School 

Twenty health specialists have completed a four – day mentorship program organized by the College of Health Sciences, University of Liberia (UL) as part of a multi – year joint project funded by PEER and BRIDGE-U: Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia. Read more

ACEDHARS Trains over 162 Health Practitioners

The African Center of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDHARS) at Lagos University in Nigeria in collaboration with the Traditional Complementary Medicine Unite at the Ministry of Health and the School of Pharmacy here has ended five days of training on Toxicological Evaluation of Herbal Product for over 162 professional health workers and traditional healers in Liberia. Read more

Africa’s Higher Education Prospects and Challenges in 2022 

Higher education in Africa is key to its development. As the world becomes more interconnected, education becomes the key to sustainability. African governments are investing more in higher education. Read more

Ignorance About Addis Convention Hampers Its Ratification

African education leaders are calling for more action to create increased awareness of the Addis Convention about the recognition of qualifications in higher education, noting that many countries were yet to ratify it nearly three years after it came into force. Read more

LICOSES College Boosts Gov’t’s Educational Program

The Liberian Government’s quest to have qualified teaches in the various schools across the country has been buttressed by the Administration of LICOSESS College of Education, by committing to provide five hundred scholarships to in-service Teachers within Montserrado County. Read more

MCC Recruits 250 University Students 

The Monrovia City Corporation or MCC has recruited about 250 university students to serve as numerators for the Corporation’s data collection process. Read more

NCHE to Weed out Fake University Instructors

The National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) has disclosed plans to begin a credential audit at various universities and colleges across Liberia starting with the University of Liberia and the Tubman University. Read more

SMYTHE Institute Transition to SMYTHE University College

Former District #12 Lawmaker and Board Chairman of SMYTHE Institute, Hon. Richmond S. Anderson has disclosed that SMYTHE Institute of Management and Technology will now transition to SMYTHE University to begin a bachelor’s degree programs. Read more

 

30 April 2022

SUP Protests Untidiness at UL 

The campus-based Students Unification Party (SUP) at the state-run University of Liberia threatens to stage another protest against what it terms Administration’s failure to renovate the University’s two campuses, as earlier promised. Read more

UL Pays Final Respect to Fallen Former President

The University of Liberia (UL) has held a vigil service for its former president, the late Prof. Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, who died on March 6, 2022, in Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America. Read more

UL’s LUX Radio Launches Press Club for High School Students 

LUX RADIO 106.5, a teaching broadcasting station of the University of Liberia launched its ‘Press Club’ for students in high schools throughout the Country, beginning with institutes in Montserrado County… Read more

USAID-Liberia Ends 3-Day Workshop 

Cuttington University Campus, Bong County-USAID Transforming the Education System (TESTS) implemented by RTI International in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the National Commission on Higher Education has concluded a three-day Curriculum Revisions Board Workshop… Read more

 

31 March 2022

Alleged Rape at AME University 

An entrance examiner at the African Methodist Episcopal University in Monrovia has allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman seeking admission to the University. Read more

“Change The Narrative”: Pro-Tempore Chie Urges Graduates

The President Pro – Tempore of the Liberian Senate Hon. Albert T. Chie has challenged graduates of the University of Liberia (UL) to go and change the narrative in the larger society, cautioning them to not join the bandwagon of many of the technical people who are not up to the task. Read more

NaFAA Receives World Bank US1.2M To Introduce Fisheries Degree Programs At UL

The Management the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has disclosed that it has received a funding of USS$1.2 million from the World Bank for the purpose of introducing fisheries science degree program at the University of Liberia. Read more

NafAA, UL to Start Fisheries Science Degree Program 

The University of Liberia (UL) and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NafAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to start a Bachelor of Science degree program in Fisheries at the University aimed at attracting Liberians to fishery sector here that will increase productivity… Read more

Protest Continues at Tubman University

Protesting students of the Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland county have disrupted grade school activities in Harper City, demanding government’s attention to an indefinite go-slow by the faculty association of the University since February. Read more

Technical Vocational Education and Training on the Rise as Installation of Modern Training…

The Government of Liberia through its Ministry of Education and Youth and Sports with funding from the European Union through the Youth Rising project i last week began the installation of modern carpentry and Joinery training equipment at MTVC, W.V.S. Read more

Tubman University Administration Reacts to Faculty’s Demands

The Administration of the William V.S. Tubman University says at no point in time has the President of the University, Dr. D. Elloitt Wreh-Wilson, transferred anyone with a bachelor’s degree to the classroom as claimed by the Faculty Association. Read more

UL Defends Koijee’s Graduation

The President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson says the UL Administration did investigate and clear Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee of academic fraud, which led to his graduation recently. Read more

UL, NaFAA Sign MOU for the Establishment of Fishery Science Program

The University of Liberia (UL) and the National Fishery and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Fishery Science program in the William R. Tolbert, Jr., College of Agriculture and Forestry. Read more

United Methodist University to Launch School of Marine Sciences

The United Methodist University of Liberia (UMU), in partnership with the Blue Action Network (BAN), will launch a new college named Patrizia Ziveri School of Marine Sciences of the United Methodist University… Read more

University of Liberia Launches Department of Computer, Information Science

The University of Liberia (UL) has officially launched the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (DCIS) program as a new department within the Thomas J. Faulkner College of Science and Technology. Read more

Youths from Africa and the Arab World Commit to Advancing Cooperation in agriculture…

The Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized a youth dialogue under the theme, “Enhancing food security through innovations and planetary health: the role of youth.Read more

 

28 February 2022

BlueCrest University Awards Scholarships to 30 Liberian Students Ahead of 2022/2023…

The BlueCrest University College has awarded scholarships to 30 Liberian students to study Information Technology (IT) and Business at the school. The students were selected after they scored the required marks in an aptitude test administered by the school. Read more

Faith University College Announces 3,000 Scholarships 

The president and founder of Faith University College in Diggsville, lower Magibi County, Rev. Tarley W. Garley, announces 3,000 scholarships to boost the educational system in Liberia after the official launch of the M.K.S Faith University College. Read more

Government of Liberia, UL Administration Address Employees’ Salary Disparity, …

The Government of Liberia and the administration of the University of Liberia have begun addressing some of the major demands raised by the University of Liberia (UL) Faculty Association (ULFA) headed Dr. Edna Johnny as president. Read more

National Commission on Higher Education Gives Change Agent Network to Run University 

The Board of Commissioners of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) has given its approbation to the management of the ‘proposed Change Agent Network University (CAN-U)’ to begin full operation this March 2022. Read more

The Role of Higher Education in the Sub-Region: Prospects and Challenges

Like in other parts of the world, Higher education is critical for developing the requisite human capital for knowledge generations, technology and innovation advancement and hence directly influences the countries or region’s competitiveness. Read more

University of Liberia Faculty Association Challenges Authorities …

The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) has challenged authorities of the state-owned institution to fast track its recently announced credential audits in a bid to weed out fake degrees holders lecturing at the UL. Read more

University Systems in 45 Countries have Barely Been Studied

Higher education in Africa has become a frequently researched topic from 2000 onwards, but the systems in 45 out of 54 countries on the continent have barely been studied and 20 countries lack internal higher education expertise. This is a matter of concern, states a new study. Read more

 

31 January 2022

12 TVET Instructors Depart Liberia for 2 Years Studies in Zambia 

About 12 Liberian TVET instructors departed the country on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Liberia for Zambia to study Information Technology.Under the Youth Rising Project sponsored by the European Union, the 12 instructors will benefit from a twenty-four-month professional training…Read more

BlueCrest University Launches Undergrad Scholarship 

One of Liberia’s premier Information Technology (IT) universities, BlueCrest University, has launched a scholarship program for undergraduate Liberian Students (2020 and 2021 high school graduates) valued over US$130K. Read more

Liberia College Reactivates Undergraduate Thesis and Defense 

At long last, the Liberia College (College of Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Liberia after about 15 years, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 held a colorful program marking the official reactivation of the defense of undergraduate thesis. Read more

President Weah Appoints Boards of Trustees of Three Tertiary Educational Institutions… 

The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has constituted the Boards of Trustees of three tertiary educational institutions in Grand Kru County.The institutions include Grand Kru Couty Technical College, Trehnbo Vocational Institute and Forpoh Vocational Training Institute. Read more

UL President Hails Gov’t for Support 

The President of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Julius Julukon Nelson, Jr., has hailed the tremendous progress the university has made with support from the Government of Liberia toward solving perennial, age-old problems that have affected the running of the institution. Read more

University of Liberia to Commemorate its 71 Founder’s Day

event is poised to bring together UL’s faculty, staff, and students, along with Liberians from all walks of life, senior policymakers, government officials, as well as dignitaries and academics from abroad. Read more

 

31 December 2021

GOL Pledges 32 Seated Bus to CU Students

The Government of Liberia (GOL) has promised to donate a 32-seated bus to the Administration of Cuttington University in Suakoko District, Bong County in order to alleviate the transportation challenge students of the institution are faced with. Read more

Ministry of Finance to Take over the University of Liberia Payroll …

The main campus of the state-owned University of Liberia (UL) was a scene of violent actions when scores of Police Support Unit (PSU) officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of students in the wake of a high level of distrust among authorities of the university … Read more

Nat’l Com. on Higher Education Stripes Four Colleges of Accreditation

The National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) has striped four colleges of their accreditation, for not living up to the standards of the Commission. Read more

Report Warns that Space for Free Flow of Ideas is Shrinking

Several African governments are restricting and curtailing the freedom of movement of academics and students through targeted actions, policies and practices that have frustrated the free flow of ideas,… Read more

Researchers Failing ‘Relevance Test’, Some HE Ministers Say

African ministers of education, science and technology faulted scientists for doing research that seemed to be producing knowledge for “the sake of it”, without clear benefits for the larger society and its national challenges. Read more

UL Plans over US$5M Renovation 

The four major campuses of the University of Liberia are expected to undergo renovations as part of the University’s plan to create a better learning environment for its growing student population. Read more

 

30 November 2021

85 Students Graduate from Camp XSEL Inaugural Class at UL 

At least 85 students have graduated from Camp xSEL (Excellence in Science Education for Liberia), a month – long preparatory program for pre – medical and pre – clinical students, run at the University of Liberia (UL) in partnership with United States-based partner universities, Yale and Vanderbilt… 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

BlueCrest Fined US$10K for ‘Unapproved Master’s Degree Program’ 

The BlueCrest University College has been fined US$10,000 for operating an unapproved master’s degree program in information technology. Read more

Eighty-Six Students Graduate Camp xSEL Inaugural Class; As ULCHS Launches Revised Curriculum for Medical School

The University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), in partnership with the United States-based partner universities, Yale and Vanderbilt, has concluded a four-week preparatory training held to equip incoming students with learning tools for their journey in pre-medical and pre-clinical studies at the University of Liberia. Read more

HIAU Partners with Oral Roberts Univ. for US-standard Education in Liberia 

The Presiding Bishop of the Harvest Intercontinental Ministries Unlimited, Dr. Darlingston G. Johnson says the Harvest Intercontinental American University (HIAU) is poised to begin full educational operations in Liberia beginning October 2022… Read more

Mass Dismissal Looms at Nimba County University College

Tension is brewing at the Nimba County University College (NCUC) following the recent pronouncement by the newly appointed President of the University, Dr. Jesses Noah Mongrue, declaring all positions from Vice President to Director vacant. Read more

Nimba County University President Surfers House Arrest 

The President of the Nimba County University College Dr. Jesse Noah Mongrue, has been placed under house arrest by aggrieved students of the University, demanding the immediate resumption of regular academic activities. Read more

Six Liberians Benefit Chevening Scholarship 

Six Liberians are proud scholars from the global Chevening program sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom. The beneficiaries are 2019-2020 cohorts of Liberian Chevening Scholars who completed their studies with distinctions in various professional disciplines and have returned home.They include Attorney Lamii Kpargoi, who… Read more

UL Revised Curriculum for Medical College

Authorities at the University of Liberia (UL) have revised the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine curriculum to prepare medical students for the journeys of pre-medical and pre-clinical studies at the University. Read more

UL, UNESCO Hold School Management Workshop

The Liberian Institute of Policy Studies and Research (LIPSR) at the University of Liberia (UL) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has held a Management of School Transformations (MOST) workshop on Fendall Campus, Louisiana, as part of the implementation of Natural and Social Science Transformation at the university. Read more

 

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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