By Gabriel Kamann From Margibi UM Newsroom

Photos Courtesy of JULU Swen

The United Methodist University (UMU) celebrated its 19th commencement convocation in Domah Town, Margibi County, Liberia, marking a significant milestone in Liberian higher education. The ceremony, held on January 28, 2024, honored 1163 graduates from various fields of study.

Established in the early 1970s under the auspices of the United Methodist Church (UMC), UMU has evolved into a prestigious institution committed to providing quality education. Affiliated with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, UMU is the sole United Methodist Church institution of higher learning in the West Africa Central Conference.

The university offers a range of undergraduate degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Theology, as well as a graduate degree, the Master of Divinity. Accredited by the National Commission on Higher Education in the Republic of Liberia, UMU also grants diplomas and associate degrees.

During the convocation ceremony, UMU President Rev. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, Ph.D., extended warm greetings to attendees, including university administrators, faculty, guests, and graduating students. She commended the graduates for their dedication and urged them to leverage their education for the betterment of Liberia, emphasizing the importance of serving others and embracing challenges.

Guest speaker President Joseph N. Boakai underscored the significance of education in societal transformation. Encouraging graduates to pursue excellence for the collective advancement of society, he stressed the need for a positive mindset to combat corruption and foster mutual respect and compassion.

In his address, President Boakai reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to accountability and transparency, emphasizing the importance of combating corruption to secure a brighter future for Liberia. He urged graduates to join efforts in nation-building, emphasizing the power of unity and collaboration in overcoming challenges.

The ceremony also conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanity upon President Boakai, highlighting the university’s recognition of his contributions to education and societal development.

The event concluded with expressions of gratitude to all attendees and a call to action for graduates to uphold integrity, strive for excellence, and work towards a prosperous future for Liberia.

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