The University of Liberia’s Undergraduate Honors Program, LUX-In-Tenebris Scholars Program was founded in December 2011 by Dr. Emmett A. Dennis, former President of the University of Liberia. The Honors Program was part of Dr. Dennis’ vision to create an environment which promotes academic excellence.

Motto: Lighting the Darkness with Excellence, Character and Service


The vision of the Honors Program is to provide honors students with lifelong research knowledge and skills and empower them to solve national problems from an interdisciplinary perspective.


The mission of the Honors Program is to recruit the best honors faculty to train the University’s brightest students in using effective research skills to solve problems.


The requirements for admitting honors students into the Lux-In-Tenebris Scholars Program are as follow:

  1. Sophomore student with a GPA of 3.500, and the completion of an application form and the submission of a 500 word essay, a letter of recommendation from the college dean/department head and a face-to-face interview with the Director and Honors Faculty. Upon successful completion of the above, a student is admitted and officially inducted as a member of the LUX-In-Tenebris Scholars Program.


The Honors Scholars receive tuition, fees and stipend from the University of Liberia depending on their GPAs.

Dean’s Scholarship: Honors Scholars with GPA of 3.500 – 3.749 – Tuition and fees paid through the University of Liberia

President’s Scholars: Honors Scholars with GPA of 3.750-4.000 – Tuition, fees, and $100 Stipend at the end of each semester.

Scholarship, internship and travel opportunities through the Honors Program recommendations to the University of Liberia

About the Director

Mamawa M. Freeman – Moore, B.Sc, M. Ed

An Educator with more than twenty years of teaching experience at the elementary high school and college levels. Freeman-Moore obtained her undergraduate degree from William V.S. Tubman Teachers College at the University of Liberia. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to purse her Master’s Degree at Columbia University in New York, and taught in the United States of America for fourteen years.

While teaching in the U.S.A , Freeman – Moore received several awards including the Excellence in Education Award; Representative to the Teacher of Excellence Conference at the university of Notre Dame; Certificate of Outstanding Teacher Award by State Representative, Harold V. Dutton Jr, State Representative District 142, State of Texas; among others. Freeman-Moore currently serves as the Director of the University of Liberia Honors Program: the LUX In Tenebris Scholars Program and teaches Honors English at the W.V.S. Tubman Teachers College.

Honors Faculty Members

Professor Joseph Younn B. A., M. Phil, PhD
Mrs. Roseline Konneh B.A., M. A.
Mr. Sampson K. P. Chea B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Pharm.
Mr. Boima Kiazolu B.Sc., M. Sc.
Mr. Farkollie P. Sumo B.Sc., M.Sc.
Mr. Calvin Gaye B.Sc., M.Sc.,
Mr. William S. Kollie B.Sc., M.Sc.
Mr. Adolphus Nippae B.Sc., M.Sc.
Mr. Richard S. Panton B.Sc., M. DM, D