Thursday, September 23, 2021

Freetown, Sierra Leone: University Of Liberia Professor Donates Book To Fourah Bay College

Freetown, Sierra LeoneIn fostering of a strong relationship, partnership, and cooperation between Liberia College( College of Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Liberia and the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, the Dean of Liberia College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray on Wednesday, September 8 presented copy of his recently published instructive book to the Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Dean of Liberia College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray & the author of the book titled: The Effect of Diplomacy

The book titled: The Effect of Diplomacy, with the subtitle: Liberia, U.S., China’s Triangular Relations, was presented to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Abdual Kargno, and Rev. Oliver Harding, Senior Librarian of the University of Sierra Leone.

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A brief ceremony of the book presentation coincided with a courtesy call on the academic deans and faculty of the University of Sierra Leone by the high-powered delegation from the University of Liberia.

Wednesday’s visit to the main campus of Fourah Bay College in Freetown was a testament to the long-standing relationship between the two sisterly universities.

The delegation upon arrival at the Fourah Bay College was received by the faculty and held discussion with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of College of Education, Prof. Kargbo; Senior Librarian, Rev. Haeding; Dr. Dante Allie Banda, Dean of College of Social Sciences and Law; Prof. J.A. L. Kamara, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Fourab Bay College and Dr. Bola Carew, Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences, Fourah Bay College.

Others include the dean of the College of Arts, Dean of the College of Engineering, and the heads of the departments of Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.

The deans, in separate marks, expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the delegation for the visitation, expressing their commitment for the full implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed Tuesday by the President of the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, and Prof. Dr. Brigadier General Fodah Sahr at the State House in Freetown.

The historic signing ceremony was presided by the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio.

During the courtesy call, the Departments of English and Language Studies, History, and Mathematics at UL were highlighted. ” We are prepared to implement the MOU and support the Departments of English and Mathematics, we have enough qualified faculty ready to help’, Prof. Kargbo noted.

Dr. Gray’s book is widely on sale around the world in bookstores and online including Amazon, Fnac, eBay, AuthorHouse, librarybooks.google, noble’s online bookstore, Biblio, book topiaonline bookstore, vitalsource, and dymocks.

Other international booksellers include eCampus-a web-based learning system and electronic community center for students and faculty, Danish pushing entity, vitalsource, ravenbookstor, David bookstore, waterstorw and blackwells, among others.

The book has been peer-reviewed and uniquely passed the quality test, and now stands as a “milestone”, and “result-oriented”, based on proven scholarly writings and a profound studied.

The book characterizes the existing relationships among Liberia, China, and the United States of America as “triangular” and offers a profound analysis of the trends and their implications of the three countries are published by Amazon publishing company, and on sale in 160 countries around the world.

The book details include 680 pages with ISBN-10: 1665522550, ISBN-13: 978-1665522557, and weight: 2.36 pounds with the dimensions of 5.98 x 1.44 x 9.02 inches.

The back cover of the book contains the Flag of Liberia which demonstrates the author’s patriotism and love for the country.

The publication contains 580-page, 3,123 paragraphs, 202, 916 words, and 2, 470, 268 characters both single and double spacing while it contains 9,750 punctuation marks, 855 in-text citations, and 590 references.

Chapter One is the general introduction and presents the background of the study, problem statement, research focus, objectives, justification, and significance of the entire research.

Chapter Two traces the history and examines Liberia, the U.S., and China engagement and presence in Africa and the impacts of foreign aid in Africa; and chapter three provides the methods employed during the study, including research strategy and design, data collection, and data analysis; sampling method, structure review and limitations of the study.

Chapter Four provides a vivid picture of Liberia, the U.S., and China’s triangular relations.

Chapter Seven of the study emphases the curse of rampant corruption and the scourge of bad governance by African leaders and governments and the role of corrupt African leaders, political bureaucracies, foreign capitalists, and authoritarian officials. The book also presents the profile of the author, highlighting all the schools, from kindergarten to doctorate levels that he has attended. The publication acknowledges several individuals for their supports and contributions.

Meanwhile,  on (September 7) history was made in Freetown as the two oldest Universities in West Africa, the University of Liberia (formally Liberia College established in 1862 and University of Sierra Leone( formally Fourah Bay College established in 1826)  signed a   historic Memorandum of Understanding at the State House in Freetown. 

Prof. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, President of the University of Liberia, and Prof. Dr. Brigadier General Fodah Sahr, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone signed on behalf of their respective universities.

The University of Liberia grants bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in several disciplines. Our faculty will benefit greatly.

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