UL Honors Dr. Sawyer Today -As Professional Colleagues, Students, Others Plan Farewell

The main campus of the State-run University of Liberia , will today, Thursday, March 31, 2022 expected to be overwhelmed to capacity when the late Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer, the man who sacrificed most of his life and time impacting knowledge to an army of young people over the years spiritually return to his fortress to receive his departing honors from his former professional colleagues, students, associates, and others during the “Day of Honor” program planned by the University of Liberia.

According to the program sheet released from the University, copy of which is in possession of The Analyst, the Welcome remarks will be performed by Ms. Benetta Joko Tarr, Vice President for Administration followed by introductory statements from Rev. Prof. Dr. Julius J. Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. President of the University and Dr. Togba Nah-Tippoteh, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University and a longtime comrade of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer.

The program sheet further said that the life sketch of Dr. Sawyer will be read by a young Liberian writer and academic Ibrahim Nyei which will be followed by reflections on the life of Dr. Sawyer and will include international messages from the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Mano River Union, the African Peer Review Mechanism, former UNDP Resident Representatives to Liberia as well as Dr. Lassana Gberie, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Switzerland and Dr. Abdulaye Bathily, former Special Representative of the UN SG to Central African Republic and the Great Lakes Region.

The program sheet listed Dr. Toga Gaywea McCintosh and Dr. Rooselvelt Jayjay, former members of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) as well as Mrs. Theresa Leigh-Sherman, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh and Mrs. Olubanke King-Akerele representing Women Leadership as those who to make special remarks at the program.

The program which is also accommodating the civil society groups will be attended by several of them, including the Liberia Labor Congress, the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, the Liberia National Teachers Association and the Liberia Marketing Association. Others are Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia, Center for Democratic Empowerment, the Liberia Writers’ Association  and the Liberia National Council of Chiefs.

The program further named a number of campus based institutions under the aegis of the University of Liberia Family will also pay tributes and they include, the University of Liberia Faculty Association, the University of Liberia Staff Association, the Alumni Association of the University of Liberia and the Student Democratic Alliance. Others are Students Integration Movement, Progressive Students Alliance, the Student University Party and the University of Liberia Interim Student Council.

The Liberia Council of Churches and the National Muslim Council of Liberia will represent faith based organizations expected to make statements at the Program.

The well loaded program will also feature Prof. Dew Tuan Wleh-Mayson, Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, two long time colleagues of the demised educator and Mrs. Elizabeth Sele-Mulbah and Mrs. Lucia Massalee Yallah are expected to make special statements.

Also listed to make special statements are representatives of political parties such as the Coaltion for Democratic Change, Unity Party, Liberty Party, Alternative National Congress, All Liberia Party, National Patriotic Party, Liberia People’s Party/Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA), United People’s Party, People’s Unification Party, True Whig Party , etc.

The program according to the organizers will also include professional bodies such as the Liberia National Bar Association, Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, Press Union of Liberia, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, the Liberia Business Association, amongst others.

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