Some prospective graduates of the Department of Management at the University of Liberia have donated a variety of office equipment valued at US$1,200 to their department.
A release authorized by the Vice President for University Relations Atty. Norris Tweah says the donation includes assorted items of electronic appliances, following a recent “needs assessment conducted” by the students.
The release dated 3 November says the students identified specific needs within their department including the lack of photocopy machine to meet the demand of the ever-increasing student population, and inadequate storage facility to properly store students’ records and exam papers for reference.
They were also said to have discovered the absence of a minimum recreation for faculty during their leisure time, thus prompting the donation. Among the donated items were one HP Laser Jet printer, one double cabinet, five crown standing fans, one DVD player, a box of ream of sheets, a set of big-and-small perforator each and one Canon photocopier.
Other items donated were one 32-inch Samsung television, four sets of window curtains, one small-and-big heavy duty paper puncher each and one 500 watts stabilizer. The President of the prospective graduating class Mr. Michael Burke said taking into account such constraints at the Department of Management, he and his colleagues moved in immediately to mobilize resources so as to give back to their department.
“This is our own way of showing gratitude to our faculty who imparted so much knowledge in us during our academic sojourn at this university. We will forever remain grateful,” Mr. Burke said. He praised his colleagues for their support and urged them to always give back to their Alma Mata, saying “This donation signals a very important role you can play to support the University of Liberia in any capacity you can.”
The Chair of the Department of Management, Professor Edward K. Goba thanked the students for the donation and urged them to always remember the University as they leave the walls of the institution.
For his part, Professor Geagbe A. Geagbe – Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration termed the gesture of the students as a sign of good leadership.
“Leadership can be found in the home, community, country and even in the classrooms, as it is been demonstrated by you today from this donation, thank you so much,” Dean Geagbe said.
He however admonished the students to avoid vices that will undermine their efforts of acquiring quality education, saying “You are an exception to the few stone-throwing students on the campuses of the University.”
Dean Geagbe told the students when “we” see the successes other students in the sub-region are acquiring, “we feel for you because these successes are diametrically opposed to the process leading to yours.”
The Business College Dean commended the students for showing good leadership, stressing, “You have rekindled the spirit of quality leadership by the donation you are making today which will also directly benefit the college.”-Press release