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GMAC to establish testing center in Liberia

By Patrick Flomo
Vice President  of Liberia, Joseph Boakai
Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai

( 16/2013) A 5-man delegation from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) of the United States Thursday, December 13, 2013, met with Vice President, Joseph Boakai, in Monrovia.

The meeting was intended to acquaint VP Boakai with plans to establish the first Graduate Management Admission Testing Center in Liberia.

The Council is an advocate of Graduate Management Education and serves schools, students and professionals.

The delegation was accompanied to the Vice President’s office by Lofa County Senator, George Tengbeh, and Dr. Frederick Gbegbe of the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County.

The group discussed with VP Boakai a wide-range of issues regarding the upgrading of the standard of business school graduates at the MBA level.

The delegation informed the Vice President that research has proven that Africa has a shortage of manpower and that there was an urgent need to build the capacities of Business School graduates in the area of management.
Responding, Vice President Boakai said:

“The management of institutions requires special skills and management is one of the most important parts of nation-building.”

“Everyone has to be managed.”
He frowned on the continuous running of corporate entities by foreigners, due to lack of capacities on the part of Liberians to take on such responsibility.

The Liberian Vice President reiterated the Liberian Government’s concern about capacity-building.
The GMAC will put Liberia on par with other countries in terms of qualification at the MBA level.


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