Friday, April 15, 2011

The University of Liberia

First Graduates of UL

The University of Liberia is a publicly funded institution of higher learning located in Monrovia, Liberia. Authorized by the national government in 1851, the school opened in 1863 as Liberia College and became a university in 1951.The school is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Africa and is accredited by the Liberian Commission on Higher Education. Civil wars have disrupted and damaged the school over the last three decades.

The New University of Liberia

 UL has managed to reconstruct itself after two decades of Civil war. Now the University of Liberia has six colleges, three professional schools including a law school and medical school, and three graduate programs with a total of 18,000 students at its three campuses in and around the country's capital city. UL also has a five institutes for study in areas such as the Chinese language and population research. The law school is the only law school in Liberia. Graduates of the school have gone on to leadership roles in Liberian politics and other major defining careers. KUDOS UL!

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