Professor Oho Gets Last Respects
“The death of Chair Wilson has come as a blow to the University of Liberia, and at the time at a time when we least expected, and were least prepared,” said Prof. Weade Kobbah-Boley, as she eulogized the late Wilson O. Oho, former chairman of the Department of Arts and Crafts.
Prof. Boley described the late Mr. Oho as a committed and dedicated employee who renounced the citizenship of his country of origin and took on the Liberian citizenship in order to focus and contribute more to the capacity building programs of the University of Liberia.
She said Oho was dedicated to educating the future generation, and instilling in them not only a profession, but sound values and moral principles.
“This is an unprecedented characteristic, which in a large way, should be noted and emulated where applicable in all spheres of our professional life,” said Prof. Boley at the one-hour vigil held on the UL Fendall campus in honor of the late Oho.
Further recounting on the contributions of the late professor, Prof. Boley observed, “We can imagine him sailing from the terrestrial to the celestial, and saying to us, ‘if I should go tomorrow, it will never be goodbye, for I have left my part with you, so don’t you ever cry.’”
For his part, the Dean of Liberia College, Professor Sekou W. Konneh, described chair Oho as a brother, a friend, a confidant, a humble, a reliable; a dedicated and a gentle hero.
“Today indeed, is a sad day for all of us who knew Wilson Odemaro Oho”, Prof. Konneh expressed, saying that Wilson has left behind a legacy of simplicity, hard work, dedication, humility and selflessness.
Also speaking, the immediate past president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, termed as a great sorrow to say farewell to Mr. Oho, stating that he worked diligently with a tremendous commitment, dedication and willingness whenever he was called upon, adding, “UL has lost a great man!”
The late Wilson O. Oho joined the University of Liberia family in October 1996 in the Department of Arts and Crafts, where he served diligently over the years and rose to the rank of chairman. He served the University of Liberia for twenty-four years.