The Liberia International Christian College in Ganta on Saturday, December 11, graduated its first batch of full fledged BSc degree holders in the over 10yrs since the institution was established.
The institution offers disciplines including agriculture, business, education and theology.
According to the academic report, 22 got degrees in agriculture, 8 in business, 10 in education and 2 in theology. The school also certificated 27 students in the agriculture certificate program, 13 women in home arts and 6 in information technology.
The LICC has been running an Associate's (AA) degree program since its establishment in 2008. Addressing the commencement convocation, the founding president of the college, Dr. Sei Bour, cautioned the graduates not to look in the future only, but to live a meaningful life.
"Good things are all around us right now. Look around you now, you have friends, parents, teachers and host of relatives. You have the nation -- Liberia before you and, more over, God's entire creation before and around you and they all exist now, not in the future," he said.
Speaking on the theme, 'Pursue a Path of Meaningful Life', he pointed out that what God has already given is more than what He promised to give in the future. Dr. Bour cautioned the graduates to think big now, adding, "don't wait on heaven to dream small or to dream big, dream big now."
The board of trustees, chaired by Mr. Delpue Zuo, congratulated the graduating class, which is also considered as 'Pioneer Class' for the bachelor's degree program, and urged them to be corruption free and an agents of change.
"Today, we bear witness to the blessing of the Almighty God as the Liberia International Christian College (LICC) celebrates her first convocation to grant bachelor's degrees to successful candidates in four disciplines -- agriculture, business, education and theology," the board chairman said.
The occasion was attended by the Director of Higher Education Dr. Edward Lama Wonkeryor, the Vice President of United Liberia Inland Church (ULIC) and other high profile members of the ULIC.
In welcome remarks, the president, Nuwou James Kiamu, explained that the college is constructing a nursing department for the next academic year.
He said the nursing program will be one of the best in the country that will provide quality nursing students according to international standards.
The LICC was established in 2008 by a group of United Liberia Inland Church members based in the United States of America, under the banner Uniter Liberia Inland Church Associates and Friends, commonly known as 'ULICAF'.
It began academic activities in 2009 and this is the seventh graduation convocation.