Former UL President, Dr. Gbegbe, Dies

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ALso served as former WAEC Nat’l Chairman

The death is announced of Dr. Frederick S. Gbegbe, Sr., who served the University of Liberia (UL) as its 10th president from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Gbegbe died after a period of illness, according to family sources, who reached out to the UL administration.

He died at the ELWA Hospital on December 31, 2018, around 4:p.m. and his body has been deposited at the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home, the family has said.

Upon hearing the news of the passing of Dr. Gbegbe, UL President Dr. Ophelia Inez, meanwhile issued a statement expressing regret for his passing.

“It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Dr. Frederick S. Gbegbe, 10th president of UL (1996-99),” the UL statement announced.

Before becoming UL president, Dr. Gbegbe served the UL in few high level positions, including as vice president for Academic Affairs from 1992 to 1995; Dean (1991) William V.S. Tubman Teachers College; Associate Professor of Science Education and director of Continuing Education; instructor of Science Education, Teachers College from 1976 to 1977.

He is a 1969 graduate of the UL with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Science Education with Chemistry as major teaching subject and Mathematics as minor.

Dr. Gbegbe served as chairman (2000-2003) the Monrovia National Office of the West African Examination Council.

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