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ULFA CELEBRATES ULFA DAY

The university of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) celebrated the 2021 “ULFA DAY” as part of the 102nd graduation exercises of the University of Liberia (UL). The celebration was held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Fendall Campus of the UL in Louisiana, Montserrado County.

ULFA day is an annual event held by ULFA as part of convocation activities. This event brings together faculties from every department at the UL. This year’s event was held under the theme “Harnessing the gains of Academia through Community Engagement”.

Addressing the membership, the Keynote speaker, Mr. Charles B. Coffey, Jr., President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), highlighted the need for a motivated faculty through better salaries and incentives for a transformed society.

He furthered that a motivated faculty paves the way for both academia and society to harness their gains at ensuring that society is transformed for the better. More so, he re-emphasized the need for faculties at the state run University to be provided motivation for research through provision of research grant facilities. Mr. Coffey intoned that a demotivated faculty would result to lower quality in higher education thus leading to less prepared graduates.

Also during the program, ULFA recognized some media persons and institutions that collaborated with the Faculty Association during the year. those individuals recognized were Mr. Julius D. Jeh of the OK FM, Mr. Blamo N. Toe of the BANA FM, Mr. J. Korvah Beyan of LUX FM, and MR. james S. Goodday Flomo of the SPOON Network. Institutions recognized were the BANA FM and the OK FM.

Mr. Blamo N. Toe receiving Certificate
Mr. James S. Goodday Flomo receiving Certificate

The day also included a soccer encounter between the ULFA and the PUL. The game ended goalless.

 

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The University of Liberia faculty Association (ULFA): ULFA holds General Assembly

Monrovia – June 18, 2021.

The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA), Inc. held her General Assembly (GA) in line with her constitutional mandate. This GA was held on the Capitol Hill campus of the University of Liberia (UL). The ULFA is the Umbrella organization of all faculties at the UL.

According to Article VIII, Section 1; “all ULFA Assemblies shall be called and chaired by the President of ULFA. A ULFA Assembly shall be given at least fourteen (14) days’ notice. During the meeting, only full-time faculty shall vote on any issue and at two-third majority through voting shall pass a point. Said ULFA Assemblies shall be called every semester, one at the end of the First Semester and the other at the end of Second Semester.”

During the GA, which is the highest decision making body of the ULFA, The President, Dr. Edna G. Johnny admonished faculty members to remain hopeful in her leadership. According to Dr. Johnny, “every commitment that we made during our campaign processes will be fulfilled if we all work together.” 

” We have received the financial report detailing financial activities from the past administration and are reviewing it. As promised during our campaign processes, we have already begun working to get ULFA up to date. We recently concluded a workshop with the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), on our obligations and the associated benefit packages. We are currently engaged with the administration of the UL so that everyone can know their status;”  Dr. Johnny reported.

The President further reported that ULFA is now visible on various platforms- Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and would soon finalize its website in a week or two.

Reaffirming their support in the Dr. Johnny led leadership, faculty members expressed faith in the ability of the ULFA Leadership to deliver based on the rapid transformation that are happening within a short space of time. Members also brought forth issues that they described as having impact on their welfare.

Among those issues discussed, Instructor Kanneh lamented the lack of vehicle to convey faculty and staff to and from the Straz Sinje Technical College in Grand Cape Mount County. For her part, Instructor Comfort Boog-Paye of the Business College lamented the disparity in income among faculty members on one hand, and faculty and administrators on the other hand.

 

Amid these and other critical issues raised during the discussions, the faculty in the GA resolved on several key issues which the ULFA leadership is expected to communicate with the UL Administration.

The Leadership of Dr. Johnny was overwhelmingly elected in March, 2021.

 

– Eric Patten, Public Relations Committee Chairman/ULFA-