The William V.S. Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County southeast Liberia has held its 4th commencement convocation, putting out 170 graduates from all five colleges operating at the university.
Tubman University, formally Tubman College, was certified in 2009 by the Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education to operate as a full-fledge university.
Since its inception, the institution has been running five colleges, including the College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Management and Administration, and the College of Agriculture and Food Science, respectively.
Tubman University on Wednesday, 31 May graduated 30 students from the College of Health Science, including 15 from the Nursing Department and 15 from the Department of Public Health; 41 candidates from the Dr. Elizabeth Davis Russell
College of Education, with 37 awarded degrees in Secondary Education, 4 in Early Childhood Development, 8 in Guidance and Counseling, and 2 from the Primary Education department.
The university also graduated 44 candidates from the College of Agriculture and Food Science with BSc. Degrees in General Agriculture, 31 candidates from the College of Management and Public Administration with 8 awarded degrees in Accounting, 2 in Banking and Finance, 6 in Economics, and 15 in Public Administration.
The College of Engineering and Technology presented a total of 25candidates, including 5 from the College of Civil Engineering, 5 from the department of Mechanical Engineering, and 15 from the Electrical Engineering department, respectively.
Meanwhile, candidate Abraham S. Martey from the College of Engineering and Technology graduated with summa cum laude and was the valedictorian. Mr. Martey lauded the administration of TU for the conducive learning environment provided and called on his fellow graduates to be steadfast in promoting the good image of the institution, adding that giving back to the university from which they have acquired their quality education is the prime expectation of administration in making the university second to none in the country.
The Country Representative of Partners In Health (PIH) Mr. Bryant Eustis, who served as commencement speaker, calls on the graduates to ensure that their tomorrow is better than their today.
Mr. Bryant says tomorrow could be better if only the graduates are focus and want to put Liberia on par with other countries in the region. He describes Tubman University as a resilience institution and admonishes the graduates to be resilience in whatever they do or say as they are now the image of the university in the larger society, noting that the step the students took to acquire quality education at TU is a decision that have put them at the verge of many greater opportunities in the country and the world at large.
By George K. Momo, Maryland County-Editing by Jonathan Browne