Eleven persons are expected to graduate from the Liberia Institute of Protocol and Etiquette (LIPE) on Friday October 9 at the Young Women’s Christian Association of Liberia (YWCA) in Congo Town, Monrovia.
The president and founder of LIPE, Rev. Adolphus During, told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the prospective graduates will come out with vast knowledge in protocol and etiquette and are ready to perform at their various work places.
Protocol is commonly described as a set of international courtesy rules of social or official life.
Dr. During explained that the students were to graduate last year, but he attributed the late graduation to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease that took away many lives in the country.
“There are nine females and two males that will be graduating from this Friday’s class. The groups that will be graduating are the 2013 and 2014 classes,” Ambassador During said.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie, will deliver the keynote address.
Ambassador Nnadozie, he said was selected to serve as the keynote speaker, “because she is a very good diplomat.”
“Ambassador Nnadozie has been with the class, and has used her time to teach the students about protocol and etiquette. She is a good example of a diplomatic person,” During said.
The LIPE is an educational institution incorporated and registered under the laws of Liberia on June 8, 2006, with accreditation from the Ministry of Education to teach protocol in the country.
LIPE, he said is the sole and pioneer protocol and etiquette institute with the objective to provide contemporary protocol and etiquette training of the highest quality, presented in the most professional manner.
The institute’s curriculum is designed to train diplomatic/government protocol officers, practicing diplomats, civil servants in the public and private sectors, professionals to include lawyers, doctors, engineers, nurses, journalists, executives, directors, managers, etc., who wish to have a working knowledge of protocol and etiquette, enhance their interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.