Cutting Edge Newspaper

Cutting Edge Newspaper is the official Newspaper of Cuttington University in Suakoko, B**g County, Liberia, and is a Public Relations arm of the University.

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RYHF to Give Scholarship to UL Geology Department
By Leviticus P. Whamah/0886403363/ [email protected]

An American based organization in Liberia is expected to extend its scholarship program to students of the Geology Department at the University of Liberia. Raise Your Hand Foundation Country Director, Mr. Alexander Ireland, in an interview with this paper said his organization’s scholarship is based upon needs and academic performance. He told this paper upon his recent return from Morocco, Nigeria and Niger. Mr. Ireland mentioned that plans are on the way to meet with authorities at the University of Liberia to finalize discussion on the process of the scholarship. Mr. Ireland told the Cutting Edge Newspaper that in August of this year, a brief discussion was carried out with the UL Vice President for Student Affairs for possible provision of scholarship. He noted that when the conclusions are reached with UL authorities, students with grade point of 3.00 and good conduct will be given the opportunity to apply. When asked about his recent trip to the three African countries, the RYHF Country Director said his trip was intended to assess fistula activities in Niger. Currently, Raise Your Hand Foundation is sponsoring students at Cuttington University in Bong County, Stella Maris, Smith Institute, Bomi Community College and the Grand Bassa Technical College.

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EHELD Ends Summer Start Program
By Leviticus Whamah/ 0886403363, [email protected]
Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) has ended a month long Summer Start and Student Upward Bound program on the main campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County.
The programs began with a week-long Training of Trainers Workshop at Cuttington University in Bong County. The workshop brought together a team from the University of Michigan (UoM), Peace Corps Volunteers, University of Liberia and Cuttington University faculty members, who participated in teaching basic life skills, math, computer science, and conducted career counseling in agriculture and engineering. The summer programs are about experiential learning. Students and staff from the University of Michigan, including, Tangela Woodley, Kelli Macott, Kevin Weiss, Coco Rosenberg and Dr. Steve Wright, a Lecturer, participated in the Summer Start Program.

This year, Cuttington University Upward Bound Program and the USAID-EHELD Summer Start Program were combined.
About 80 University of Liberia Engineering and Cuttington University Agriculture students participated in the Summer Start Program.

The 2013 Summer Start program targeted in-coming UL Engineering and CU Agriculture freshman students, sophomore students and summer start returning students; while the Upward Bound Program targeted 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from high schools across Liberia. The Upward Bound was jointly coordinated by staff from Cuttington University and other partners.

Timeline photos 24/10/2013

EHELD Ends Summer Start Program
By Leviticus Whamah/ 0886403363, [email protected]
Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) has ended a month long Summer Start and Student Upward Bound program on the main campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County.
The programs began with a week-long Training of Trainers Workshop at Cuttington University in Bong County. The workshop brought together a team from the University of Michigan (UoM), Peace Corps Volunteers, University of Liberia and Cuttington University faculty members, who participated in teaching basic life skills, math, computer science, and conducted career counseling in agriculture and engineering. The summer programs are about experiential learning. Students and staff from the University of Michigan, including, Tangela Woodley, Kelli Macott, Kevin Weiss, Coco Rosenberg and Dr. Steve Wright, a Lecturer, participated in the Summer Start Program.

This year, Cuttington University Upward Bound Program and the USAID-EHELD Summer Start Program were combined.
About 80 University of Liberia Engineering and Cuttington University Agriculture students participated in the Summer Start Program.

The 2013 Summer Start program targeted in-coming UL Engineering and CU Agriculture freshman students, sophomore students and summer start returning students; while the Upward Bound Program targeted 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from high schools across Liberia. The Upward Bound was jointly coordinated by staff from Cuttington University and other partners.

Timeline photos 24/10/2013

Flag Bearer for the Sierra Leone People Party
Rev. Dr. Joseph Moiba

Former Sierra Leone Flag Bearer
Joins Cuttington University
By Leviticus P. Whamah/ [email protected] / 0886403363
Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, has recruited a former flag bearer in the 2011 presidential elections in Sierra Leone. Rev Dr. Joseph Moiba, who is the flag bearer of the leading political party in Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean People Party, was among 19 candidates who contested as flag bearer in Sierra Leone. Rev Dr. Moiba said he get connected to Cuttington University when he was browsing the internet checking for the Best University in West Africa, and while in the process, Cuttington University appeared as number one. In an exclusive interview with the Cutting Edge staff on Cuttington University Radio recently, Dr. Moiba said that after his research on various universities in West Africa, he immediately submitted his credentials to Cuttington University to teach. “Upon the submission of my credentials, I was recruited as Lecturer in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution,” Dr. Moiba added.
Dr. Moiba noted that while at Cuttington University, he would impart new ideas into students to make them gain interest in writing and publishing. I came down from Norway to Liberia not for money but to help impart knowledge into Liberian students, Dr. Moiba asserted.
Rev Dr. Joseph Moiba is a Sierra Leonean by birth and nationality, the Rev. Joseph G. L. Moiba earned his Higher Certificate of Proficiency in Pastoral Studies (HCPS), from the Sierra Leone Theological Hall (now College) and Church training Centre, Freetown, where he graduated both as the best HCPS graduate and best overall student (1997). He then worked as a Circuit Minister in Segbwema, for the Methodist Church Sierra Leone, and was later appointed as regional supervisor for peace and civic education in the eastern part of Sierra Leone up to the year 2000. He also holds Diplomas in Management from the Cambridge International College in the United Kingdom.
He later left for Norway for further studies where he earned his Candidatus Magisterii (BA), Practical Pedagogical Education 1&2- Practical Pedagogical Education in Christianity Denominational and life orientation Studies and Psychology and an MA in Christian Studies on the Thesis titled “THE SON OF MAN- AGAIN: THE TWO MAIN SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT AND THEIR USE OF SOURCES TO DEFEND THEIR POSITIONS”, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The Rev Joseph G. L. Moiba took further studied at the Practical Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a PTE (Praktisk-Teologisk eksamen), and later at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo and was granted the right to use the academic title for the professional Degree of Candidatus Theologiae, from the University of Oslo. He is well known in Sierra Leone and Norway, where he has worked as an educator, theologian and priest, and as the first Black Superintendent Minister in the Norwegian State Church.
The Rev Joseph G.L. Moiba was appointed as Director of Theological education by extension at the Sierra Leone Theological College and Church Training Centre in Freetown. He did his PhD on the thesis The Potential of religion to foster peace: A Sierra Leonean perspective, which evolved into the topic RELIGION AND PEACEMAKING IN SIERRA LEONE (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, UK, Under Dr. Rob Warner (now Professor Warner), Dr. Mark Beaumont, 2006- 2009, Dr William Campbell, 2009- 2010 and finally Dr. Bettina Schmidt, 2011- 2012, who helped me through the achievement of the thesis.

Timeline photos 24/10/2013

Former Sierra Leone Flag Bearer
Joins Cuttington University
By Leviticus P. Whamah/ [email protected] / 0886403363
Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, has recruited a former flag bearer in the 2011 presidential elections in Sierra Leone. Rev Dr. Joseph Moiba, who is the flag bearer of the leading political party in Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean People Party, was among 19 candidates who contested as flag bearer in Sierra Leone. Rev Dr. Moiba said he get connected to Cuttington University when he was browsing the internet checking for the Best University in West Africa, and while in the process, Cuttington University appeared as number one. In an exclusive interview with the Cutting Edge staff on Cuttington University Radio recently, Dr. Moiba said that after his research on various universities in West Africa, he immediately submitted his credentials to Cuttington University to teach. “Upon the submission of my credentials, I was recruited as Lecturer in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution,” Dr. Moiba added.
Dr. Moiba noted that while at Cuttington University, he would impart new ideas into students to make them gain interest in writing and publishing. I came down from Norway to Liberia not for money but to help impart knowledge into Liberian students, Dr. Moiba asserted.
Rev Dr. Joseph Moiba is a Sierra Leonean by birth and nationality, the Rev. Joseph G. L. Moiba earned his Higher Certificate of Proficiency in Pastoral Studies (HCPS), from the Sierra Leone Theological Hall (now College) and Church training Centre, Freetown, where he graduated both as the best HCPS graduate and best overall student (1997). He then worked as a Circuit Minister in Segbwema, for the Methodist Church Sierra Leone, and was later appointed as regional supervisor for peace and civic education in the eastern part of Sierra Leone up to the year 2000. He also holds Diplomas in Management from the Cambridge International College in the United Kingdom.
He later left for Norway for further studies where he earned his Candidatus Magisterii (BA), Practical Pedagogical Education 1&2- Practical Pedagogical Education in Christianity Denominational and life orientation Studies and Psychology and an MA in Christian Studies on the Thesis titled “THE SON OF MAN- AGAIN: THE TWO MAIN SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT AND THEIR USE OF SOURCES TO DEFEND THEIR POSITIONS”, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The Rev Joseph G. L. Moiba took further studied at the Practical Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a PTE (Praktisk-Teologisk eksamen), and later at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo and was granted the right to use the academic title for the professional Degree of Candidatus Theologiae, from the University of Oslo. He is well known in Sierra Leone and Norway, where he has worked as an educator, theologian and priest, and as the first Black Superintendent Minister in the Norwegian State Church.
The Rev Joseph G.L. Moiba was appointed as Director of Theological education by extension at the Sierra Leone Theological College and Church Training Centre in Freetown. He did his PhD on the thesis The Potential of religion to foster peace: A Sierra Leonean perspective, which evolved into the topic RELIGION AND PEACEMAKING IN SIERRA LEONE (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, UK, Under Dr. Rob Warner (now Professor Warner), Dr. Mark Beaumont, 2006- 2009, Dr William Campbell, 2009- 2010 and finally Dr. Bettina Schmidt, 2011- 2012, who helped me through the achievement of the thesis.

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