MONROVIA – Former District #12 Lawmaker and Board Chairman of SMYTHE Institute, Hon. Richmond S. Anderson has disclosed that SMYTHE Institute of Management and Technology will now transition to SMYTHE University to begin a bachelor’s degree programs.
Report by Francis Boayue
Speaking at the school’s Eighteenth Commencement Convocation over the weekend in Paynesville where the school graduated 355 students, Mr. Anderson said the school has metamorphosed from an AA program to a BSc program beginning the 2022/2023 school year.
He said the school which was established in 1999 to build the capacity of Liberian students in the area of health sciences has contributed immensely to the rebuilding process of Liberia in the health sector.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we want to inform you that SMYTHE Institute has now changed to SMYTHE University College beginning next academic year. And this is the result of our quest and commitment to improving education in Liberia,” he said.
Last Saturday, the school graduated 355 students with an Associate of Science degree in nursing. Serving as commencement speaker, Dr. Sodey C. Lake used the occasion to encourage members of the graduating class to practice humility and good customer service in the discharge of their duty as nurses by profession.
She said in other for them to achieve in their profession as nurses, they should apply dignity and patience to serve with passion for the job and at all times in other to rescue the lives of patients in the discharge of their calling as nurses
Dr. Lake told the audience and graduates to practice ‘satisfactory customer service’ which she said is the key to national growth and development that should be practiced at all times and everywhere.
She as well used the platform to admonish the parents, guardians, and well-wishers for their support to help the graduating class in whatever way possible all through their schooling while as SMYTHE.
For his part, Mr. Boyd W. Johnson Acting president of SMYTHE Institute used the occasion to welcome platform guests, parents, and guardians to the program which marked the 18th commencement convocation of the school.
Also speaking, the president of the Alumni Association Aminant Vah in remarks used the platform to congratulate members of the graduating class and called on them to form part of the Alumni association as the association remains committed to contributing its quota to the betterment and development of their Alma mater.