Harbel College graduates first ever batch since formation.
Twenty-five students have graduated from the Harbel College in Margibi County, making them the first batch since the establishment of the institution.
The twenty-five students received Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Safety Energy, Renewable Energy, Information Technology, Climate Change, Geography, Environmental Science, and Liberian Studies.
The act establishing the Harbel College was submitted by Rep. G. Ballah Zayzay, then Lawmaker of Margibi County District #2 and signed into law in 2012, by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in fulfillment of the government’s higher education decentralization policy.
Today, as one of the country’s leading educational institutions, Harbel College has enrolled more than 200 diverse student body and advanced research and applied relevance education curriculum for national capacity.
The historic ceremony which took place on Monday, April 26, 2021, was graced by officials from the Ministry of Education, Margibi County Legislative Caucus, marketeers, and residents of Margibi County.
Guest speaking at the convocation, Margibi County Senator, James Emmanuel Nuquay, cautioned the graduates to remain steadfast as they enter the country’s heavily polluted job market.
Senator Nuquay further challenged them to see their graduation as the opening of a new chapter in their individual lives.
The former Liberian House Speaker encouraged the graduates to begin embarking on initiatives that have the prospect to positively distinguish them from others in their respective communities.
Senator Nuquay at the same time expressed hope that the graduating students would be useful to Liberia in their areas of specialty.