A 1990 graduate of the University of Liberia (UL) has donated a consignment of over three hundred textbooks to the College of Business and Public Administration.
The donation was made Wednesday, March 5, on behalf of alumnus Harry J. Korkoya by his wife, Margo Cooper Korkoya, to the Dean of the Business College at the UL Capitol Hill campus.
Mr. Korkoya resides in the United States of America where he completed his basic academic studies. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Strayer University in Virginia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
The contents of the donated books focus on the disciplines of economics, management and accounting, among other subjects.
Making the presentation Wednesday, Madam Korkoya said her husband’s gesture was his personal way of contributing to the educational system of the country; especially at the tertiary level.
According to her, the books donated are materials Korkoya used to complete his Master’s in Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
Madam Korkoya expressed the belief that the consignment would help students majoring in those areas to improve in their lessons.
“My husband has Liberia at heart, therefore, he has promised to contribute to the educational system of the country through the donation of books and other instructional materials,” she explained.
She, however, expressed her hope that the books would be used for their intended purpose.
Receiving the donation on behalf of UL President, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, the Acting Chairman of the Accounting Department, Prof. H. Eddius Barrue, lauded the Korkoya family for the timely gesture.
According to Prof. Barrue, the donation came at a moment when everybody is hungry for education at the university level.
Mr. Barrue then promised Mrs. Korkoya that the books would be used for it intended purpose.
For his part, the Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, Prof. Geegbae A. Geegbae, expressed his gratitude to the Korkoyas for their donation; especially the ones that are destined for use by students at the Business College.
Prof. Geegbae has, meanwhile, called on other Liberians in the Diaspora— especially UL alumni— to follow the good deed of Mr. Korkoya by giving similar items to the UL.