Addressing the ninth commencement convocation of the Cuttington Junior College on the campus of the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (Liberia), Mr. Olalekan Balogun called on recipients of Associate Degree of the University Junior College to remain steadfast in their pursuit for a better livelihood after their studies.
He urged the 46 graduates who received their degrees in several disciplines including two from the Accounting department, six from Public Administration, seven from Education, eighteen from Agriculture, eleven from Nursing, and one from the Sociology department to always remember that there will always be time for them to build their capacities by leasing with people who will nurture them in their future pursuit.
The UBA Liberia Chief Executive Officer whose address to the graduates received a thunderous applauds from the parents and guardians, expressed thanks and appreciation to the professional staff of the University for their mentorship which has eventually made the students to be successful in their studies, and also told the graduates to work harder if they are to become successful in their daily lives.
He called on the graduates to always be focused in whatever they do; “This will help you to lead you to success. You must always learn to associate with people who you can learn from, and not people who will pull you down, success people are those who spent lot of times to do things that will be in their interest. You have a decision to make,” Mr. Balogun told the graduates.
Earlier, the President of the University, Dr. Herman B. Browne praised the faculty of the University for successfully making sure that ninth commencement convocation of the University Junior College to seal smoothly, and also thanked the students for their hard work over the years.
Also speaking during the program was the Associate Vice President of Cuttington Junior College, Ms. Victoria K. Kassellie, who used the occasion to buttressed the mentorship delivered by Mr. Olalekan Balogun to the graduates, adding, “You, the graduates from today must take seriously the advises given you today by Mr. Balogun as you leave the walls of this University. If you want to be successful take the advice of our guest speaker,” Ms. Kassellie told the graduates.
Also present at the program was the Most Reverence, Jonathan B.B. Hart, Bishop, Episcopal Church of Liberia, and President of the Board of Trusteers, Mr. Charles Allen, President of the Ubniversity Alumina and Rep Ben Fofana of Margibi County.
The program was colorful with parents and guardians from far and near were there to grace the occasion.