U.S. based Liberian Journalist and Students of Sawyer College Hold Interactive Session on the American Electoral System

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To enlighten the students of the Prof Amos C Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia about American Electoral System especially the Electoral College, a Liberian journalist based in Ground Fork, North Dakota, USA on Wednesday, 8th February 2023 held an interactive engagement with students of the Departments of Political Sciences,  History, Communication and Media Studies, Sociology,  Physical Education and Geography held an interaction engagement with the about 200 students.

During the instructive forum organised by the Office of the Dean in collaboration with the Department if Political Science,  Mr. Jarweken Wiah provided practical knowledge about the subject to enable the students to be informed about the American Electoral College and democracy.

The forum was held on Wednesday at the Thelma E. Duncan Sawyer Faculty Lounge in Fendall on the theme: The Electoral College: A Lesson for Liberia. Mr. Wiah used the forum to provide insights into the practical of democracy in America.

The presentation was followed by comments, observations, questions, and answers.

Generally, the students commended Mr. Wiah for the forum and his visit at the College. They   appealed to him to encourage   other professional Liberians and academics to feel free to visit the College

Chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOI), and faculty of the Department of English and Language Studies, Political Science and Communication and Media Studies, Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman moderated the forum effectively. He provided brief overviews, facilitated the general discussion, and introduced Mr. Wiah.

The Dean of the Prof. Amos C Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray   served as a backup and helped to simplify the nature of the discussion,  created a positive atmosphere, and managed to guide the forum.

About 100 students and    faculty members attended the are expected the academic forum.

In appreciation of the visiting journalist’s contribution to knowledge and learning, the Dean admitted Mr. Jarwinken Wiah as a Guest Teaching Assistant of the college and promised to produce the title into black and white for historical reference.

Considering the spirit of truism, the Scripture did not miss its words when stated that cast your bread upon the waters and after many days you shall reap your benefits, equally so became a fruitful and resounding reality when in less than two years, the College has entered into several landmark Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with five universities and colleges in Richmond, Mississippi State, America; Paris, France; New Delhi, India; Savannah, Georgia; Tilburg, Netherlands and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Besides the MOUs, the Savannah State University and Tilburg University, the rest of the MOUs are signed by Dr. Nelson.

This unwavering dream to enhance the status of the University of Liberia (UL) among other higher institutions of learning on the globe is derived from the philosophy of the institution-students-centered-president, Prof., Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo. Nelson tied to his academic outreach crusade to elevate UL on a new academic trajectory enriched with the widely acclaimed quality education, coupled with the academically sophisticated knowledge and wisdom of the faculty’s capacity, development, and students exchange inspiration.

These institutions include Sharda University in New Delhi, India; Hinds Community College in Mississippi, USA; Paris Graduate School. France; Savannah, State University, USA; Tilburg University, Netherlands and L’ University Charles Louis De Montesquieu (UCLM) Cocody, Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. While another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sawyer College and the Rhode University, Cape Town, South African is being worked on for possible partnership.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ashok Daryan, President of Sharda University, New Delhi, India, and Dr. Josephus M. Gray, Dean of Prof. Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia agreed to co-author a book title: Impact of Diplomacy Tenets: Liberia-U.S.-India’s Relations The Dean of the College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray on behalf of the College thanked the Vice President for Academic Affairs and extended the College appreciation and warm and sincere greetings the President of the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson for the numerous supports given Prof Amos C. Sawyer College.

The college, without doubt, is one of Africa’s oldest higher institutions of learning, and the second oldest higher institution of learning in West Africa, and first in the Republic of Liberia.  It has been powered by continuous revolution and ongoing efforts to improve and provide quality education and to enhance students’ creative thinking and approaches towards contemporary situations through the application of quality education.

The report begins with a critical look at hard earned achievements and beyond that, it discusses challenges that cut across.

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