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Agriculture College is positioned to help solve Liberia’s food problem-UL President Weeks

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The President of the University of Liberia,Dr.Ophelia Weeks
The President of the University of Liberia,Dr.Ophelia Weeks

FENDEL, MONTSERRADO COUNTY The President of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Ophelia Weeks, said the UL Agriculture College is well positioned to help solve Liberia’s food problem.

Dr. Weeks said:” The William Richard Tolbert College of Agriculture and Forestry is producing knowledgeable Stewarts that will find effective and efficient ways to feed the country.”

Dr. Weeks said Liberia is blessed to have all the water and land needed to grow more food and be self-sufficient as well as feed its neighbors.

According to her, Liberia can achieve such goal through massive investment in the training of more agriculturists and foresters.

Dr. Weeks was speaking Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the 99th Commencement Convocation of the William Richard Tolbert College of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Liberia.

Earlier Dr. Ophelia Weeks paid tributes to the Chairman of the UL Board of Trustees, Dr. Dominic Tarpeh, who died Wednesday night.

Also speaking at the program, the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Moses Zinah, stressed the need for more lecturers at the College.

Dr. Zinah said:” Many of the lecturers at the William Richard Tolbert College of Agriculture and Forestry at the University are aging.

He said the college needs new breed of young Lecturers who will help maintain the high academic standards at the College when the older lecturers leave the stage.

He called on young people graduating from the College with honors to avail themselves and be trained to form part of the faculty at the Agriculture College.

The Dean also disclosed plans to introduce new undergraduate and graduate programs at the College of Agriculture and Forestry.

 


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