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### AMEZU Launches Graduate School in Liberia with Focus on Criminal Justice Master’s Program

Speaker J. Fonati Koffa, in his role as the keynote speaker, lauded the event as a significant moment in Liberia’s academic history and for AMEZU.

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU) is preparing to introduce a Master’s Degree program in Criminal Justice, in conjunction with the launch of the Graduate School. The institution plans to commence the Master’s program in Criminal Justice alongside various other disciplines.

AMEZU has obtained authorization from the Government of Liberia, facilitated by the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), to establish a Graduate School and Professional Studies. Alongside the Master’s program, the school will offer certificates in areas such as criminal investigation, criminal analysis, prevention, and contemporary contextual career development courses.

Among the diverse disciplines to be provided by AMEZU are Police Administration, Juvenile Delinquency, Divinity, Theology, Christian counseling, and Christian education supervision.

During the inauguration of AMEZU’s Graduate School, there was a sense of contentment with the program, viewed as a significant stride for Liberia’s security sectors. Speaker J. Fonati Koffa, while serving as the keynote speaker, also commended the occasion as a pivotal moment in Liberia’s academic journey and for AMEZU.

Speaker Koffa extended congratulations to Zion University for the establishment of the Graduate School in the midst of Liberia’s evolving democratic landscape. He underscored the necessity for a proficient workforce to propel the country’s progress, advocating for the utilization of ICT and artificial intelligence to tap into global economic prospects. Koffa emphasized the importance of nurturing human talent, expressing optimism that AMEZU’s new graduate school would contribute to this cause.

He urged the university administration to align programs with the technological demands of the global economy. Furthermore, he stressed the significance of fostering entrepreneurial skills to ease the burden of youth unemployment on the government.

Earlier, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel F. Johnson, the President of AMEZU, highlighted the dedication of the Board of Trustees, administrators, and faculty in establishing the postgraduate school. He conveyed appreciation to the Board of Trustees and the academic committee for their unwavering support.

Rev. Johnson emphasized the pivotal role of AMEZU’s educational stewardship, marking the initiation of postgraduate programs as a notable accomplishment. He assured the public that the postgraduate programs would be overseen by competent academics and administrators holding postgraduate degrees from accredited institutions.

Rev. Johnson revealed collaborations with four sister universities and emphasized the commitment to delivering quality education. He also outlined plans to enhance the Graduate School’s infrastructure, including potential solar energy utilization for environmental sustainability.

Through its educational agenda, AMEZU aims to contribute to nation-building by preparing national and global leaders via its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Rev. Johnson expressed readiness to engage with all sectors to enhance capacity and cultivate professional career individuals for society.