By Emmanuel Weedee-Conway|
The Fendall campus of the University of Liberia or UL has for the past week been a place of complete joy and excitement as several students of the state-run university received final clearances for graduation in December of this year.
The process, which started early October with a vigorous revision of applications from prospective graduates, was concluded and approved with the issuance of final clearances that began on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
The graduation is scheduled for December 2017, and will see over two thousand students (2,000) walking out of the walls of the UL with degrees in different disciplines from all seven of the undergraduate programs schools as well as graduate and professional schools of the University.
Some of the students, in a jubilant mood, expressed happiness over their upcoming graduation.
They said despite the many life challenges, the stay at the University was a very memorable one, stressing that they would forever remain proud to be products of the UL.
“I am overly excited that I will this year be leaving the walls of this great university. This is a dream come true. This is something I had long wished for. Thanks be to God that this dream will be finally actualized this year,” said one Patience Sackie.
“Today is the most joyous mood in my life ever. I am so excited because this is my biggest academic achievement so far ever as a student. I hope and pray that by his grace, I will ascend to higher heights in my academic sojourn,” added Student Momo Kamara.
This year’s graduation marks the 98th commencement convocation of the UL and is the first since the appointment of Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks as President of the University.
It can be recalled that Dr. Weeks was inducted into office as President of the UL on September 14, 2017 following the retirement of Dr. Emmet Dennis.
Dr. Weeks is the 14th President of the University of Liberia and the second female President of the institution after Madam Antoinette Brown Sherman.