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Several academics from the University of Liberia and elsewhere are expected to deliver papers on how they believe the Nation can be impacted through graduate and professional education at a one-day symposium under the theme “The Role of Graduate and Professional Education in National Development.

In a release issued Tuesday, university authorities said the symposium which is being held under the auspices of the School of Graduate and Professional Education starts at 8: 30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, on the Capitol Hill Campus of the University of Liberia.

The Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law & Vice President/General Counsel of the UL Counselor David A. B. Jallah will speak on the topic “Legal Education,” while his colleague Dr. Vuyu Kanda Golakai, MD, Dean of the A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Sciences, will speak on the topic “The Role of Medical Education.”

The newly appointed Acting Dean of Liberia College Prof. Dr. William Allen will address the topic “Social Science and Humanities,” while Prof. Dr. Samuel Ngaima, of the UL Graduate School, will speak on the topic “Financing Graduate and Professional Education—A Comparative Analysis of Select Tertiary Institutions in the West Africa Sub-region.”

Academics from other institutions who are expected to deliver papers include Dr. E. Othello Gongar, Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation, Governance Commission, Republic of Liberia, will speak on the topic “Towards Vision 2030: Human Resource Development Priorities; and Prof. Dr. Frederick Gbegbe, a former president of the University of Liberia and now a member of the Management Team at Cuttington University, will focus his presentation on the “Prospects and Challenges of Graduate Education in Liberia.

Following all the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to engage the speakers during a Q & A discussion.  The entire University of Liberia Family, including students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public are cordially invited. -Press release

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