Pres. Weah Launches UL Automatic Registration System ePortal

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Pres. Weah said he will ensure that the grants are used properly.

President George Weah on Friday, October 4, officially launched the most talked about automatic digital online registration system at the University of Liberia (UL).

It was launched on October 4 at the UL Fendall campus for the first time in the history of the university. This means students will now have the opportunity to register online instead of the manual registration processes they have endured since the UL was established in 1951.

It may be recalled that earlier this year, students at the state-owned university, demanding the resignation of UL President, Dr. Ophelia Weeks, owing to what they claim was her failure to allow them to register after the deadline for registration had elapsed, protested.

As a result, President Weah instructed the Minister of Finance to allocate funding for the establishment of a digital online platform.

President Weah, a visitor to the university, further expressed frustration over Liberians being spectators in their own country under his regime, while assuring his government’s political will to ensure productivity at the state-run university is achieved.

“If we want the UL to be on top, it will take commitment, hard work, and dedication,” President Weah said.

He however admonished students not to depend on education alone, but rather they should build connections with their counterparts to ensure the country is developed.

Weah then thanked the UL administration for their dedication, which he said has led to the launch of the Automated Registration System.

Dr. Weeks lauded President Weah for the needed support that has made available a 21st century digitized registration system, adding: “As students begin to effectively use the services, it is important to note that a proper management is key, and that it should not be misused by the students.”

Further support came through the collaborative effort of stakeholders, including the Liberia Telecommunication Company (LIBTELCO), as well as its much-publicized internet service program, “School connects.”

LIBTELCO’s IT Service Management Consultant, Jay Kesselee Fatormah, informed a cross section of students that the internet program is now open to all learning institutions in the country that are prepared to improve the educational system.

Fatormah said all learning institutions and other LIBTELCO’s subscribers of the “School Connect” internet service can also access the corporation’s internet service at all areas that are connected with its newest program.

He mentioned that students and others who have subscribed to the program can actively use the internet from one point of connection with a secret code. “Every student at the university will pay US$5 for four months, and high school students will pay US$3 per semester for the unlimited internet service,” he added.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. A Small Step In The Right Direction, Millions More.

    With the advancement in science and technology, no body goes wrong. This is just a clear example of what I always mention in my comments. If Liberia will become a productive nation to improve the quality and living standard of its citizens, we have to embrace science and technology.

    The ideas of science has become ‘weaponized’, in modern time. We have witnessed people with advance science and technology knowledge and capabilities , become a BULLEY, to those who do not have. If our government could just nationalized some of our private sectors and divert the fund toward the development of science and technology, into a youth program, Liberia will be better in the future. This program should sweep the entire region of Sub Saharan Africa. No nation today can protect itself if its lacks technology.

    Most companies doing business in Africa are not own by Africans , less alone the top technical staffs and employees. We are the only people that do not own anything in our own home, We cannot regulate any price control of any of our natural resources. People are now accusing me that I m pro China. If even I were, it doesn’t matter. What can we do for ourselves? I m only trying to explain to our people what makes China a global economic power. Thirty or forty years ago, they were living on a simple bowl of rice and riding bicycles. Every high school in China has an advance Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics and Applied Science labs. We do not have one standardized high school science lab. in Liberia. We can learn from other people. Learning from other that doesn’t mean I preaching hate.

    We should be thinking on how to solve our own problems by having free education from kindergarten to 12 grades, and establishing science and technology fairs through out the nation.
    There is no pure ‘democracy with inequality’, and less educated people.

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