Charity Donates Container Of Paint To UL

18 December 2015, 2:22 pm Written by 
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MONROVIA, December 17 (LINA) - Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh has announced that Global Paint for Charity will donate one container of paints towards the University of Liberia (UL) campaign to revamp its buildings and grounds.

Conteh, who serves as Goodwill Ambassador for the charity, made the announcement during the conferral of honorary degrees on him and four other prominent alumni of the university.

The UL named Dr. Conteh, and four other prominent UL Alumni and ex-Presidents, including former Interim President Amos Sawyer, Prof. Frederick Gbegbe, Dr. Ben Roberts and Dr. Patrick L. N. Seyon to receive the Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) in International Relations and Education from their Alma mater.

In his letter of invitation, UL President Professor Emmet Dennis, informed Dr. Conteh that he was being honored because of his role in redeveloping the University at “a very difficult time in the history of Liberia’s flagship institution of higher learning.”

The UL conferred the degrees Wednesday during its 96thCommencement Convocation, according to a dispatch from the Liberian Mission in Abuja.

Ambassador Conteh served as the President of UL between 2004 and 2008 and as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1996 and 2000.
The citation to Conteh credits him for finalizing plans under the partnership of the Governments of Liberia and China to construct new buildings at the UL Fendall Campus and working with USAID and the Chinese Embassy in Monrovia to refurbish and equip the engineering building of the Fendall campus, among others.
Prof. Conteh holds a Ph.D. degree in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts degree in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, and another Master of Philosophy degree in Demography from the United Nations Cairo Demographic Center, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Demography from the University of Liberia.

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