Fendall, Louisiana: March 16, 2022: In the wake of mounting calls and allegations that the University of Liberia (UL) was poised to fraudulently graduate student Jefferson T. Koijee, ID# 57630, the Administration of the University of Liberia commissioned an investigation into the said allegations.
Those involved in the investigation included, but not limited to the following:
- The Office of Enrolment Services (OES);
- The Leadership of the College of Business and Public Administration; and
- The Electronic (E)-Portal (MWETANA) Systems’ Administrator.
The report of the investigation was submitted to the UL President Prof. Dr. Julius J. Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., and his Cabinet on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Following the discussion of the information provided, the following decisions were reached:
- That the University of Liberia had done sufficient due diligence to the matter by thoroughly investigating all claims through a comprehensive review of the records of student/candidate, Jefferson T. Koijee;
- That contrary to claims that the student/candidate in question committed or attempted to commit academic fraud, it was established that in fact there are two students bearing the name Jefferson Koijee enrolled at the University of Liberia;
- Jefferson T. Koijee (ID# 57630), a graduate of the Calvary Baptist High School and enrolled in the A. Romeo Horton College of Business and Public Administration in 2008/2009 Academic Year with a major in Public Administration and a minor in Political Science; and
- Jefferson Tamba Koijee (ID# 76154), a graduate of the Len Miller High School and enrolled in the William R. Tolbert College of Agriculture and Forestry in 2012/2013 Academic Year.
Both students are alive and in Liberia;
- That the investigation did not reveal or disclose sufficient reason based on the facts gathered from documents in the system and on file, including grade sheets, entrance results, control sheets, class roster, etc., to prevent student/candidate Jefferson T. Koijee (ID# 57630) from graduating in the 102nd Commencement Convocation.
Notwithstanding, the UL herein reiterates in no uncertain terms that should there be any new information probative enough of material facts at issue which establish fraud in the process different from what was already reviewed, the University of Liberia will, and reserves the right to, revoke the degree as awarded, as has been done in time past, in keeping with its policy of zero-tolerance against academic fraud and malfeasance enshrined in the various policy instruments in the Revised UL Student Handbook.
Therefore, student/candidate Jefferson T. Koijee (ID # 57630) cannot be denied or stopped from participating in the 102nd Commencement Convocation exercises, if he so elects to do so.
The University will confer the degree accordingly.
Counselor Norris Tweah
Vice President for UL Relations, University of Liberia (UL)