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Gov’t Welcomes North Carolina Central University Interns

-As They Plan To Support Gov’t Development Reforms

The Government of Liberia has with open heart welcomed a nine-member delegation from the United States North Carolina Central University to the Country.

The North Carolina Central University students arrived in Liberia as part of efforts to support the Government of Liberia development process and reforms.

Speaking Tuesday evening in Monrovia Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Eugene Fahngon says the Government of Liberia with its pro-poor Agenda is happy to work along with Students that will help in the development reforms process of the Country.

The students with extensive professional experience, the 9 members’ majority of who are females of the Executive Masters of Public Administration program bring rich perspective on public service to the classroom at North Carolina Central University.

Heading the delegation to Liberia is Dr. Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, Chair, Department of Political Science.

As a means to promote future cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Liberia, the two institutions:  Civil Service Agency (CSA) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) endeavor to cooperate in education and research in areas of mutual respect since 2007 under the Directorship of Dr. William C. Allen.

“I must convey our excitement about NCCU’s continuous partnership through the MOU with the Civil Service Agency since 2007.

It is really a reflection of the sound work between the Republic of Liberia, CSA and the North Carolina Central University representing the United States of America through International education linkages such as the annual internship of our students with various agencies under the CSA” says Dr. Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, Chair, Department of Political Science”.

To the extent feasible, both institutions encouraged direct contacts and cooperation in facilitating and internship for the NCCU Executive Masters in Public Administration students at the Civil Service Agency.

The students arrived May 13 and will be placed immediately at various Ministries, Agencies, Commissions (MACs) of the Government of Liberia beginning May 16.

The Students who are currently on internship in Liberia, West Africa for short-term placements in the Liberian Civil Service Agency and other Ministries will give them an outstanding comparative look at international public administration for the next two weeks.

Some of the assigned areas include; Government biggest referral hospital JFK, General Services Agency (GSA), Correctional Bureau under the Ministry of Justice, Labour Minister, and the President’s Young Professionals program among others.

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