The Fendall campus of the University of Liberia was a scene of wild elation as students of the state-run university received their final clearances for graduation in December of this year.
The process, which started in early October with a vigorous revision of applications from prospective graduates, was concluded and approved with the issuance of final clearances that began on Wednesday, November 1.
The graduation will see over two thousand students walk out of the halls of the UL with degrees in various disciplines from all seven of the undergraduate programs as well as graduate and professional schools of the university.
Some of the students said despite the many challenges, their stay at the University has been a very memorable one, stressing that they would forever remain proud to be products of the UL.
“I am overly excited that I will this year be leaving the walls of this great university. This is a dream come true and something I have long wished for. Thanks to God that this dream will be finally realized this year,” said Patience Sackie.
“Today is the most joyous of my life. I am so excited because this is my biggest academic achievement as a student. I hope and pray that by His grace, I will ascend to higher heights in my academic pursuits,” added Momo Kamara.
This year’s graduation will mark the 98th commencement convocation of the UL and is the first since the appointment of Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks as its president.
Dr. Weeks was inducted into office last September following the retirement of Dr. Emmett Dennis. She is the UL’s14th and the second female president after Madam Antoinette Brown Sherman.