The Informer (Monrovia)

19 December 2012

Liberia: NUSA Certificates 187 UL Graduates - As UL Graduates 1,826 Today, Nimba County Constitutes 9.1 Percent of UL's 93rd Class.

Every year Kwado, a party that remains a dominant force within the Nimba University Students Association (NUSA), awards certificates of appreciation to graduates of the University of Liberia (UL) hailing from Nimba County.

Speaking at this year's Kwado Appreciation program which took place at the Front View Entertainment Center, in Congo Town/Sinkor on Sunday December 16, 2012, the President of NUSA, Mr. Holdelr Nuahn praised the graduates for a job well done.

He urged them to always place Nimba County first in most of their undertakings, adding that they should be prepared to help any Nimbaian desirous of achieving tertiary education.

Mr. Nuahn called on older Nimba University and college graduates, and other Nimba stakeholders to guide the young graduates as they walk out of the walls of the UL into another stage in life.

In a welcome remarks earlier, the vice President of NUSA, Mr. William Meazole said Nimba is a county that the Republic of Liberia depended on for almost every thing it needed to move forward; adding that Nimba county's economic growth rate is increasing day by day thus making it second to none.

He asserted that while one may think that Nimba County received education later, due to its distance from the sea coast, it is today true that every village in the county has a school. He noted that within 5 years from now because of its strategic importance people from others counties will be playing DV to go to Nimba County.

Delivering the key note address, one of the astute sons of Nimba County Mr. Jackson F. Doe Jr. called on the graduates of the UL 93rd class to become "High Impact Nimba Citizens."

He used as a case study his late father, the former education minister and one time standard bearer of the now defunct Liberia Action Party (LAP), Jackson F. Doe Sr.

He said Mr. Doe Sr, who hailed from one of the remote villages in Nimba County, came to Monrovia in pursuance of education staying with one of the Americo-Liberian families. Due to his hard work at home, he used to arrive to the school campus late most of the time, he said.

He added that even though Mr. Doe caught hard time while in school, he was one of the brilliant students which was why he benefited from a government scholarship.

Upon the completion of his studies, he chose to serve as a school principal in Nimba County, although there were many chances for him to work in Monrovia. Jackson Doe Jr said that this is one of the ways Mr. Doe proved to be a 'High Impact Nimba Citizen'.

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