Bealded Picks Bone Over Pending UL Graduation

A Liberian journalist, Togar Alexander Bealded has written the President of the University of Liberia (UL), Rev. Dr. Nelson concerning the pending graduation of Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee from the UL.

He stated: “I read an opinion piece titled ‘The University of Liberia MUST save its reputation and ungown Jefferson T. Koijee – Part I,’ wherein a purported graduate criticized the UL for having Mayor Koijee amongst this year’s graduates.

Bealded informed Dr. Nelson that Martin K. N. Kollie’sdeliberate action that Mayor Koijee doesn’t merit or fit to be a graduate, least to say come out with Cum Laude, has brought the university into public disrepute and with the propensity to ruin the reputation of the UL President in particular.

“Martin believes that big shots don’t sit in class but come out with flying colors and this should not be the state run university under your watch. This university has graduated scholars and some of the best we have on the continent and one man’s politics should not place the school in the gutters,” the journalist stated.

He also stated that having closely followed the reputation of the UL President from coming close to being Bishop of the United Methodist Church and how he has chosen all his life to contribute to the growth of the church, state and school, Bealdedconfesses to being marveled by the work of Rev. Dr. Nelson.

While urging the UL President not to allow anyone to use petit politics to ruin his reputation, Bealded is publicly calling for a speedy and independent investigation into the matter and holding accountable the perpetrator of such deliberate attempt to ruin the reputation of the UL.

According to Bealded, graduating from the UL in no way means someone is now beyond reproach even if such person was reading PhD as Martin feels.

“If his (Martin K.N. Kollie) actions are deliberate and based on mere politics and falsehood against the state run university, then that body should have no alternative but take drastic action (s) that will curtail reoccurrence. I won’t go on narrating word for word all he has said as I have attached a copy of his opinion to this complaint but will hope the university clears its name on this matter and holds Martin accountable for such outlandish behavior that has brought the university under your watch into public disrepute,” Bealded added.

The journalist expressed hope that investigation into this matter and bringing to an end falsehood as well as taking punitive actions that extend to Martin’s current university will comprehensively bring to end such an attitude.

As a graduate of the United Methodist University (UMU), Bealded said, “if I chose to bring my alma mater into question that has the propensity to ruin its prestige and accolades not backed by hard facts, then it’s not even worth me priding myself as a graduate of the same school in the first place.”

As a result, he thinks Martin K.N. Kollie has continuously ruined the reputation of UL and its faculty and it seems no one is doing anything about it while he uses the same university degree(s) proudly to read his master’s degee and other courses abroad.

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