New Democrat (Monrovia)

Liberia: 50 Percent Point Required in UL Admission

Candidates wishing to sit the University of Liberia entrance examinations for next semester must obtain a 50% grade point in mathematics as strict requirement for admission.

University of Liberia President, Dr. Emmet Dennis announced the new requirement Wednesday, saying the measure aims at "controlling and reducing over crowdedness at the institution and putting out the best when it comes to the nation's educational standard."

Meanwhile, Dr. Emmet Dennis has disclosed imminent increase in fees from 2 to 5 US dollars per course at the institution within two years, according to a decision reached by the Faculty Senate in 2009.

Speaking during the 93rd Convocation Commencement exercises Wednesday when the university graduated over 1,800 candidates Dr. Dennis said: "The UL Faculty Senate three years agreed to increase tuition, but has not implemented this decision. In the next two years, we will increase our tuition to US$5 per course."

Concerning the overall performance of the University in recent years with approximate enrollment of 17,000, Dr. Dennis said there's still more work to be done. Nevertheless, he added: "The glass is still empty; but we're making incremental progress."

On Wednesday, the institution graduated 1,820 candidates in several disciplines with Business College alone topping at 925.

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