As part of preparations for the resumption of full academic activities at the nation’s flagship university, the University of Liberia (UL) administration has released the ‘tentative’ academic calendar leading to the 96th Commencement Convocation expected to take place in December.
According to the calendar of events, faculty orientation workshop began on Monday, August 17, and will continue up to Saturday, August 22.
“Official registration for academic year 2015/2016 will start on September 1, and will end on the September 30, while official classes will begin on October 5. Late registration will begin on Sept 28, and end on October 3,” statement released by the UL said.
Prior to the date for the pending 2015/2016 commencement this year, the statement said, “The Faculty Senate has set aside September 7 thru 28 as dates to clear prospective graduates ahead of the December graduation.”
Also, between September 14 and 19, freshman orientation will take place, while tentative class listing will be distributed on October 19, closely followed by a Faculty Senate meeting on October 29, and the final class listing will be published on October 27.
Mid-term examinations will be administered between November 23 and 28. Lectures for the 2015/2016 first semester academic year will resume on January 4, and final exams will start on February 15 and end on February 27.
In keeping the academic calendar, all undergraduate lectures will close on February 13, 2016.
Following the presentation of the tentative calendar of events, the head of the management team and vice president for Administration, Prof. Weade Kobbah Wureh, thanked all members of the UL family including staff and faculty members for their relentless sacrifices and apologized for the delay in salary payment and assured that things will gradually improve.
Prof. Wureh also announced that rental fee for the Fendell Dormitory has been drastically reduced from US$300 to US$125 per semester for students. She also said rental fees for faculty and staff rent has been reduced by US$50.