UL Graduates Receiving Diplomas on Time; As New Security Features Enhance UL Transcript
UL Relations, Monrovia, Liberia, March 7, 2018- In a rigorous effort to set the pace for rapid service delivery and meet its primary goal of providing quality tertiary education at the State-run University of Liberia, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, President of the University of Liberia, and her team are sparing no effort to ensure this is achieved.
That is why following the just ended 98th Commencement Convocation in held in December of 2017, when 3,348 students graduated making it the largest class in the history of the institution, the UL Administration has begun issuing diplomas to these graduates.
Unlike in the past where graduates will expect to wait for not less than seven months after graduation to be called to receive their diplomas, the Weeks’ administration is sparing no effort to revert to those days.
Mr. Kay Jerbo, Executive Assistant to the UL Board of Trustees and the focal- person on the preparation and distribution of diplomas at the UL, said the untimely issuance of diplomas in the past was due to vendor’s inability to deliver the diplomas on time.
In order to discontinue this embarrassing path, Mr. Jerbo said, “We have taken full responsibility of the entire process of producing the diplomas and the covers. The last phase is to just take the diplomas to the printing press for printing which is proceeding very well.”
Mr. Jerbo disclosed that graduates of the 98th Class have begun receiving their diplomas starting with the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law and other professional and graduate programs.
According to Mr. Jerbo, graduates of the undergraduate colleges would begin receiving diplomas according to colleges once the deans and relevant authorities complete affixing their signatures to the diplomas. He is urging graduates of the 98th Class to remain patient as his office is ensuring that it delivers on its responsibility.
Mr. Jerbo assured graduates and the public that the diplomas cannot be falsified considering the distinct and classified security features they contain, stating, “Only individuals directly responsible for producing those diplomas can at least detect those security features.”
Meanwhile, the Administration of the University of Liberia has significantly improved upon the quality of its academic transcript.
UL transcripts were produced manually on typewriter and could be easily forged; however, the new transcript is electronically produced and consists of sophisticated security features.
“These enhanced features therefore add credibility, legitimacy and thus prohibit individuals from unlawfully faking UL transcripts,” Mr. Jerbo assured.
Atty. Norris Tweah
Vice President for University Relations
University of Liberia