The NEWS (Monrovia)

18 December 2012

Liberia: 'Econ Duke' Gets Phd From Nairobi

A former lecturer at the University of Liberia, Musa Dukuly, commonly known as "Econ Duke" has received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Economics from East Africa's premier University.

Dr. Dukuly walked away with a PhD as the only candidate in the Department of Economics at the prestigious University of Nairobi.

Dukuly graduated with the Royal Class at the University of Liberia with honors in 2003. He started his academic sojourn for PhD at the University of Dar es Salam in Tanzania where he sailed through the core courses of advanced Micro and Macroeconomics before finishing his thesis at the University of Nairobi after a four year study.

Dr. Dukuly obtained his degree under the sponsorship of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He believes that the Liberian civil conflict inflicted serious constraint on various institutions, thereby crippling the attainment of deliverables in Liberia.

He said Liberia is currently involved in a process of sustainable recovery, transformation and hopes. These, he said, are inevitably hinged on broad-based development, especially advanced education following years of political instability.

Dr. Dukuly was among 57 PhD graduates from other departments at the University of Nairobi.

He said "the stronger our professional expertise, the more successful will Liberia's efforts to achieve momentous socio-economic outgrowth be."

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