Liberia: Time is ripe for discussion on how to foster positive change
Suakoko, Bong County – The senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Reverend Samuel Reeves, said there was no better time to have a discussion on how prospective graduates of Cuttington University, as emerging leaders, could foster positive change in fixing Liberia’s ailing economy. When our economy is on life support, when public servants have stopped serving the public and enriching themselves it’s better, we tell you what’s going on in the country and how you could help to rescue the situation as future leaders of the country.
Speaking on the theme “Mission Impossible” during the baccalaureate service on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the university’s Suakoko campus, Rev. Reeves posited that a university education provides the prospective graduates a way of thinking, it is an enabler meant to open their eyes to possibilities, and it should empower them, adding that the real value of education is how they apply their learning solutions in the marketplace.
Rev. Reeves, who bemoaned the state of the economy, said God wants to work through the prospective graduates to bring last change to the country’s economy.
Rev. Reeves admonished the outgoing students to eschew arrogance and corruption as they venture in the world.
While charging prospective graduates to get ready to make positive impacts in the all seemingly impossible possible to transform Liberia, Rev Reeves urged them to create a new Liberia, which because Cuttington University had impacted a powerful vision in them.
Rev Reeves: “Our country is bedeviled by many challenges: leadership gap, infrastructural gaps among many other things. You can change the narrative. Go ahead and create a new Liberia, which will be way much better than the Liberia we have today…”
In remarks, the university’s media relation officer, Kweshie Tetteh, said Cuttington’s strength as an institution is in personal discipline and character, which the University believed were fundamental requirements for all agents of change and credible leaders and character.
Tetteh said: “There is indeed a dearth of leadership in our country at all levels today, lack of integrity has become the norm rather than the exception among the vast majority of them.”
Asserting that education had been the foundation for true and enduring development, Tetteh said that a change of approach in providing the right kind of education was the number one and avowed commitment of Cuttington University.
Also speaking, Herman Brown, president of Cuttington University, charged prospective graduates to have a vision, a coach, remain committed to God and give it all they have got to make maximum impact in their journey of life.
Brown said Cuttington University had consistently stood head and shoulders above other Liberian universities in teaching and many areas of academic research, and had also consistently enjoyed wide acclaim as the best university in Liberia.
A major reason for this success, he affirmed, was the equal focus Cuttington places on providing high quality teaching linked to high quality research.
2019 Commencement Convocation calendar
Friday, June 21, 2019, Associate Studies Baccalaureate service at 10:00am, venue: Junior College, Bong Mines road, Kakata, Margibi County.
Sunday, June 23, 2019, School of Graduate and Professional Studies Baccalaureate service. Venue: Trinity Cathedral, Broad Street, Monrovia. Time: 10:00am
Friday, June 28, 2019, Undergraduate 58th Commencement Convocation. Venue: Samuel D. Ferguson Hall, Suakoko, Bong County. Time: 10:00am
Friday, June 28, 2019, Associate Studies 11th Commencement Convocation. Time: 14: 00 GMT, venue: Samuel D. Ferguson Hall, Suakoko, Bong County.