The newly elected leadership of the Mass Communication Students Association at the University of Liberia (MACOMSA) was on Friday, March 2, inducted into office to officially begin their leadership journey.
The inducted officers were George Sharpe, president, Irene Deline Horton, vice president, Abu Sherrif, general secretary, and Dennise Nimpson, assistant general secretary.
In his keynote address, Dr. John Flomo, executive director for Teaching and Learning at the university, cautioned the inducted officials to execute their duty and responsibility with honesty bearing in mind their integrity to meet the goals of the association.
Dr. Flomo, who spoke on the topic, “the Power of Good Leadership,” said as a leader, one have a greater responsibility to adequately communicate concerns of the association’s members to the UL administration in spite of the challenges that gribbles the leadership.
“Coming on board as leaders of this association, your department will sorely depend on you to properly disseminate information to your fellow students, who in return, will see you as their true leaders to properly deliver their concerns to the department and the administration,” Flomo said.
In his inaugural address, George Sharpe, thanked the administration for affording them the opportunity to practice democracy at the flagship University. He promised that it was about time that the association becomes an active group to undertake programs that will help build the members capacity.
To achieve such goals, Sharpe said his leadership will collectively work with the department, the administration and other media institutions.
He believes that due to the exodus of media practitioners into other professions, it therefore poses huge task on communication students to better prepare themselves to fill in the gaps created in the medial landscape.
The new leadership will serve for the next two academic semesters.
MACOMSA is a union of students reading Mass Communication as major and minor respectively. It was organized to allow students conduct series of activities, including scholarship fund drives, lectures, tutorial programs, advocacy and campaigns aimed at increasing students interest in the subject.