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