Dr. J. Moses Gray

Women Top Men in Honors at Amos C.  Sawyer College … 219 to Earn BA/BSW Degrees  on May 29th Graduation

Dr. J. Moses Gray

After four years of hard studies and research, 219 candidates from the Prof. Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, have been cleared by UL Faculty Senate to earn BA and BSW degrees on May 29th commencement convocation.

The UL Faculty Senate Under the Chairmanship of the President if the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr  Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson approved the 219 candidates graduation after the Dean of the College, Prof. Dr Josephus Moses Gray  presented the candidates to the Faculty Senate Meeting on Friday, 19 May 2023.

 Prof. Gray informed the Senators that he was pleased and proud as Dean to request the 219 clearance for graduation during the University of Liberia 103rd convocation ongrounds that these candidates successfully completed their required course loads including research work.

 The females outpace men in the college graduation for 2021/2022 which is expected to take place on Monday,  29 May 2023.

 Women have accounted for over 60 percent of the candidates for May 29th convocation due to the noteworthy rise in women at the University

These candidates successfully  completed a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in various disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.

 Fortunately, majority of the candidates are females. They include  the four most outstanding final  thesis oral defense  and presentation as well as the student who earned  the high distinction for the 103rd graduating class for Amos C. Sawyer College.

The College is credited for producing the high number of females graduates every convocation. It is the largest for women in the country with the highest percent  of girls at the University of Liberia.

 Too many great things are happening at the University of Liberia under the administration of the institution’s faculty-student centered President, Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr.

Candidates data: 148 in Sociology, 18 Communication and Media Studies, 14 Social Work, 14 Demography, 12 Political Science, 8 Geography, 4 English, 1 History.

About 80 percent of female candidates are graduating  above  2.7 GPA while 80% of male candidates are graduating below 2.5. Also, majority of the ‘DR’, ‘I’ and ‘AB’ grades are accounted for males in the college, perhaps, the males have been too engaged with non-acadmic activities such as  unnecessary protects and disruptions of normal classes.

Meanwhile, the college has named its 

Best student Undergraduate Thesis

Oral Defense Winners  for 2021/2022 Academic Year.

Congratulations to the five outstanding students of the Prof. Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, for their splendid performance in this year  final thesis oral defense and presentation.

 The five winners are  from the Departments of Social Work,  Geography,  English and Language Studies, and Communication and Media Studies.

 However, one of the  five outstanding  winners will be rewarded a master’s degree studies scholarship on 29 May 2023 at UL 103rd convocation.

 The  fully-funded scholarship is offered by the Amos C. Sawyer Foundation to the Prof Amos C Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities of University of Liberia.

The Five candidates vying for the academic award are:

 Miss. Danielle T. Wornee-Department of Social  Work.

Topic: A Need for Social Services in Orphanages In Liberia: A Case Study of the St. Benetta Orphanage Home on Pipeline, Lower Johnsonville, Liberia

Miss. Juma Patricia Sando Department of Geography.

Topic: Evaluating Public Attitude and Behavior towards Waste Management in Red-Light, Gogbarchop Market

Mr. Dwilson Zawu-Department of English and Language Studies.

Topic: The Theme of Betrayal: A Case Study of Three Shakespearian Plays and Writings of Wilton Sankawolo

 Miss. Rosetta Fardolo-Department of Communication and Media Studies. Topic: Impact of Management Support on Public Relations Performance: A Qualitative Study Sampling the Views of Participants in Private and Public Institutions

Miss. Grace D. Moleyeaze-Department of Communication and Media Studies.

Topic: Exploring the Perceptions of Liberian Business Organizations on Social Media Adoption as a Stakeholder-Engagement Tool.

The winner will be named and presented to the President of the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson during the  university 103rd Commencement Convocation on 29th of May 2023, the date scheduled for the college Convocation.

So far, 64 candidates from across six academic departments including History, Geography, English and Language Studies, Political Science, Communication and Media Studies and Social Work participated in the three weeks standard final thesis oral defense and presentation. It is  one of the major requirements to earn a BA and BSW degrees from the College.

 Final thesis oral defense and presentation have been dormant across the College for about 15 years, but the academic exercises have been reactivated in line with best academic  practices inline with  the philosophical version of the institution’s faculty-student President, Prof Dr Nelson.

Members of the Thesis Panelists are: Prof. Dr. D. Elliott Wreh-Wilson, Prof. Dr Nathaniel  Gbessagee, Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman, Assistant Prof. Alexander O. Teaway, Chair; Mrs. Roseline Tomah-Weah, Co-chair; Mr. Roosevelt Tula, Mr. Abraham Fofana, Mr. Ernest Winderburk and Rev. Leviticus O. Kollie. The Dean of the College, Prof. Dr Josephus M. Gray served as Ex-officio to the Committee.

So far, only two Departments failed to allowed their candidates to participate in the academic exercise, eventually it is part of the curricula approved by the UL Faculty Senate.

 Congrats to all the candidates, you made the College, Dean, Chairpersons, Faculty, Students, Family and Friends proud. I AM VERY PROUD TO BE YOUR DEAN!!

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