Margibi County Senator Urges Smythe Institute Graduates to Use Degree to Transform Society


Paynesville – The Senator of Margibi County Rev. Jim Womba Tornonlah has urged graduates of the Smyth Institute of Management and Technology to use the degree to transform the society.

The Senator made the remark when he served as the 15th commencement Speaker of the Smythe Institute of Management and Technology at the SKD Sports Complex over the weekend.

According to Margibi County Senator, the graduates need to aspire for something special in life or else they will fail for everything. 

“You can make the difference in society,” Senator Tornonlah said. He continues: “Do something special with your education and leave your legacy behind.”

According to the Margibi County Senator, graduates of Smythe Institute should now be asking themselves what they are going to do in life especially after graduation.

Senator Tornolah added: “You need to have a vision. Anybody who does not have a vision lost focus and is doom to fail.

“Will you graduate today and wait for government to call you? What you going to do with that degree for you to help yourselves, your family or your community.”

Smythe Institute of Management and Technology is a self-supported private institution was established by young emerging educators on May 5, 1999 through incorporators.

After two semesters of operation following its establishment, the Ministry of Education recognized the college through consultation with the National Commission on Higher Education in Liberia. 

The college became one of the leading junior colleges in Liberia. In 2015, the college was accredited and elevated to a full Bachelor Degree Program.

This year, the institution was able to graduate over 400 students both with Bachelor Degree and Associate Degree.

Seventy five students graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

Also, 22 students graduated with Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

One student graduated with Bachelor Degree in Information Technology and two students graduated with Bachelor in Criminal Justice.

For the Associate Degree in nursing over 323 students graduated with Associate Degree in Nursing.