By: Henry N. Kolenky
MONROVIA: The Orator of the tenth convocation exercise of the William V. S. Tubman University Dr. Professor Albert D. Mosley, has called on the students of the tenth graduating class to take the lead in joining other great leaders in fighting corruption, something he described as a nightmare that is hindering the democratic, social, economic and infrastructural development of African nations.
“This is the day you need to move forward, your education is what the county, the country, the continent and the world will depend on. Your ancestors were not connected to the global village you are now connected to. The success of any society depends on the health and the economy of every society”, the keynote speaker said.
Dr. Mosley in furtherance disclosed that the economic status of every individual is the major determinant of the quality of his or her health. According to him, health is wealth. He awarded a tuition free scholarship to Tubman University for two students with outstanding performance to study for the Masters’ program in Public Health and Medicines in the United States of America at the Morningside University.
He also assured the faculty of Tubman University a faculty exchange development between African University in Zimbabwe where professors of both institutions will visit and learn from each other.
“You are more than a professional with careers and you are the future of Africa. What will you stand for? Africa needs you more because it is at a crossroad you most contribute” professor Mosley said
He at the same time cautioned the graduates to stand up for institutional development and good governance. President Mosley told the students to stand for what is right, he said fighting against societal ills particularly corruption that is embarrassing the the economic potential of Africa that has all of the resources that has the potential of developing the entire world till eternity.
“Virtually every society has a terrible history for women education and empowerment. Stand up for the empowerment of women when they are empowered you are empowered and redeemed.”
“We will swiftly implement digital transformation and students will start registering on their smartphone. There will be no grade sheets printed at TU. I want this Institution to be a place of relevance. We plan to build a brighter future of Tubman University, a brighter future of Liberia, and a brighter future for the global village”, he said
He further said Liberians and everyone at Tubman University must believe that TU will be better. He narrated that Tubman University history of honor that he is part of. He assures the faculty, staff, students and the people of Liberia for affording him the opportunity to serve this institution.
Rev. Dr. Professor Olu Q. Menjay promised to continue his commitment to fostering the mission and vision of Tubman University in minimizing wasteful spending and overcoming obstacles and make it a shining future in providing directions.
He explained that one of his major priorities is to make more improvement in the brain development of the students, Entrepreneurship, academic excellence and student services. “We will provide success and it will heal terminal results. A distinct broad involvement in public service contribution and erasing that narrative of second public school to the best human capacity building, human development the best University across the Southeastern region and Liberia in General”.
Menjay awarded scholarships to three students to undergo Masters studies, two in Accra Ghana and one at the Cuttington Graduate school. He said Tubman University has signed hundred thousand United States Dollars grant to establish practical center for the College of Agriculture, as one tractor is expected to be donated
Speaking in a separate remark, a former president of TU, Professor emeritus D. Elliott Wreh Wilson said the university is in the hands of the faculty not the students because they are impacting knowledge. Dr. Wilson said any faculty who cannot write by doing research should not be in the classroom.
Meanwhile speaking on behalf of Tubman University Faculty Association (TUFA) president professor Momolu T. Ware described the preferment of Dr. Olu Q. Menjay was a new dawn and cautioned him not to mimic his predecessors. Tubman University graduated three hundred thirty one students across the six colleges.