Ambassador David Belgrove

British Ambassador to Lecture at UL on Chevening Scholarships

The British Ambassador to Liberia, David Belgrove, will give a lecture on the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Capitol Hill campus of the University of Liberia.

The program offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Students from Caldwell and Duazon communities were also part of FLI’s ceremony.

Family Literacy Initiative Completes Year One

The Family Literacy Initiative (FLI), an early childhood development program, has ended its first year of operation. FLI is grounded in the belief that learning begins at home and that parents are their children’s first teachers. FLI celebrated its first year of instruction with agrand program including the 54 families and their children that participated in the project.

One hundred and fifty persons from Caldwell, Duazon and West Point communities including other stakeholders attended the program.

Barshell called on the graduates to be agents of positive change

‘Respect Culture, Be Professional, Ethical’

The founder and chief executive officer of the David G. Barshell School System (DAGBASS) over the weekend stressed the need for Liberian media practitioners to have respect for culture and observe the ethics of journalism while serving the country.

Mr. Ceebee C.D. Barshell was addressing a program marking the 14th Cycle graduation ceremony of the International School of Journalism in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

Mr. Barshell said the Liberian media has many lapses that need to be addressed if dignity is to be restored to the profession.

Mr. Mehrotra and Dr. Slawon encouraging students to pursue IT education.

Students Urged to Pursue IT Degrees

Dr. Michael P. Slawon, Director General of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), has encouraged students to pursue higher education in Information Technology (IT).

Dr. Slawon, addressing students on the campus of BlueCrest University College in Monrovia over the weekend, said the world is now advancing to the extent that technology has become the language of commerce.

He called on the students to take advantage of this and pursue IT education to a higher level.

Borbor Left and Bo: “This is a complete humiliation for us here because schools are about to open and we are yet to receive anything from our government to prepare ourselves for the semester…”

‘Our Gov’t Is Humiliating Us’

Scores of Liberian students studying in Morocco may not enroll this semester because of the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) failure to settle their allowances for close to nine months now; a situation that is causing serious embarrassment for the students.

The students said the Ministry of Education’s failure to meet up with its obligation for the second quarter of the school year, which has now been delayed for an additional three months, has brought unbearable hardships on them.


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