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INDIAN SCHOLAR, UL PRESIDENT DISCUSS EDUCATION UPWARD TRAJECTORY

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The President of the University of Liberia (UL), Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson and a visiting International Multidisciplinary Scholar and Manager of International Relation of Sharda University (SU) in New Delhi, India, Prof. Sachin Saini on Friday, 24 March 2023 expressed their firm high hopes for the upward trajectory of UL-SU across a broad range of cooperation in several academic and developmental areas. The two universities on October 6, 2022, signed a major Memorandum of Understanding which stand to benefits cross sectors of both institutions.

Mr. Saini, a guest of the University of Liberia, on Friday paid a courtesy visit at the host institution’s Capitol Hill campus to hold talks with Dr. Nelson. He was accompanied on the visit by two distinguished authors, the Dean of the Prof. Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray and the Chairperson of the Department of Political Sciences, Assistant Prof. Richmond S. Anderson. During the visit, two distinguished academics, Dr. Nelson and Prof. Saini discussed a wide range of salient issues and exchanged views, especially about the upward trajectory of both institutions for the benefit of the faculty, staff, students and the largest society.

According to the Indian scholar, the purpose of the courtesy call was to convey special greetings from Dr. Ashok Daryani, President of Sharda University to his Liberian counterpart, Dr. Nelson. He further disclosed that the visit was also intended to convey greetings the Deans, faculty, staff and students of Sharda University and to acquaint the UL President of the desire for a greater partnership and collaboration in several areas including a joint projects and new academic programs with emphasis on quality research, academic excellence, faculty and staff career development programs.

Other areas include capacity building, faculty and students exchange and faculty sabbaticals, exchange of Ph.D. scholars, provision of scholarships for postgraduate and undergraduate students, dual degree program, credit transfer programs, short- and long-term customized courses, joint collaborative research projects and publication of a joint peer-viewed research journal for the benefit of the faculty of the two institutions.

He used the visit to praise Dr. Nelson for the many successes under his leadership and disclosed that the university has arisen above redemption by placing itself on a new academic trajectory to establish unique collaboration and partnership with other sisterly globally recognized institutions of higher learning and universities across the globe.

According to him, these new MoUs are imbued with the widely acclaimed quality of education, coupled with academically tasteful knowledge, adding that all these historic academic deals are geared towards quality education, faculty, staff and students overseas career development and exchanges to enhance the status of the university.

Meanwhile, Prof. Saini also on Friday paid a courtesy to the Presidents of the University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA), Dr. Edna Johnny and Mr. Lawrence Seitua.  Prof. Saini used the visits to inform ULFA and ULSA leaderships that Sharda University’s academic programs have helped to enrich knowledge and helped students to be competitive in the global job market including placing its graduates also in a strong position to be of service to the intellectual communities, especially the global society.

On Monday, he is paying a courtesy visit at the UL Campus in Fendall to hold a discussion with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Moses M. Zinnah and the Vice President for International Development and Investment, Prof. Weade Boley. While on Tuesday, Prof. Saini will pay a visit at the College of Health Science and the UL Graduate School to hold talks with the two Vice Presidents, Dr. Bernice Dahn and Prof. Dr. Jonathan C. Taylor.

On Wednesday, Prof. Saini will pay courtesy visits at several Colleges in Fendall and Capitol Hill campuses to acquaint the Deans with a wide range of salient issues and programs which stand to benefit cross sectors of UL especially the faculty, staff and students.

Sharda University (SU) is a multi-disciplinary university recognized by the Government of India and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Sharda University offers internationally recognized Degrees and has memberships of the Association of India Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), to provide the best of research-based education to its students.

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