Of the 2,301 candidates that applied for graduation at the University of Liberia’s (UL) 95th Commencement Convocation, only 1,316 were qualified; 985 applicants were disqualified.
According to statistics obtained by the Daily Observer from the office of UL Enrollment Management Wednesday, December 11th, 553 candidates applied for graduation from the Accounting Department. Of that number, 312 were cleared for graduation.
In the case of majors in Sociology, and Biology, 385, and 202 applied respectively, but only 292 and 74 were declared competent to graduate, while the rest were dropped due primarily to academic deficits.
In the Agronomy area, of the 23 candidates who applied, only two persons, following meticulous scrutiny of each of the candidates’ grade points, qualified.
“Those disqualified candidates reportedly failed to meet up with the required grade points, and so they were dropped from being part of the pending December 18 convocation,” a source told this paper.
According to our source, most of the students, who initially applied for graduation, had wanted to ‘cheat’ the academic system, but they were denied in the process.
Meanwhile, the UL in its calendar of events for the 95th Convocation has scheduled, Thursday, December 12th, as Alumni Home Coming Day, while the 2013 Class Day/Night Program is also scheduled for Friday.
Other events include: the UL Faculty Association Day on the 14th; the Baccalaureate on the 15th; Oath and Honors Day at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine on the 16th; and the Commencement Convocation itself will take place on December 18th, 2013.
Protocols for the Commencement Convocation begin at about 8:30 a.m. at the S.K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville with the arrival of the UL faculty and staff, the chorus, and the Graduates.