President Robert J. Jasper, Vice President Sandy L. Cummings, General Secretary Paypay P. Mulbah, and Financial Secretary Albert K. Leabah of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute Class of 2022 are sworn in during their inauguration ceremony induction
Monrovia – Robert J. Jasper, the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute class of 2022 president has pledged that his leadership in the coming months will build the first-ever digital library to enhance learning activities in the first institution of Liberia in the fields of diplomacy and international relations. The institute was established in 1951.
Mr. Jasper made the remarks over the weekend at the C. Cecil Dennis Hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs when he and other officials were inducted into the office to direct the affairs of the Service Institute class of 2022. exterior Gabriel L. Dennis.
Speaking at the induction and fundraising programme, Mr. Jasper said that as president his leadership will be based on responsibility, diplomacy, mutual respect and professionalism.
“A journey grounded in our dream of providing people-centered leadership and implementing my program of delivering a digital library that will represent the best legacy for the class of 2022, especially in the era of digitalization” , said President Jasper.
Jasper also assures students of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute that his leadership will never be insensitive to their concerns and recommendations. At the same time, it calls for a united class to accomplish such an achievement.
“I want to use this time to call on every member of the class to join me in a united government that would bring benefits and success to us as students and to our institution. Indeed, a government that will work in the interests of the class,” said President Jasper.
He added: “Dear fellow diplomat-in-training, the past is behind us; let us approach the future with determination and renewed vigour; let us face the future with hope and optimism. Let’s engage the future with collective effort and teamwork.
Jasper also praised Acting Executive Director of the Foreign Service Institute Gabriel L. Dennis Remongar Dennis for the level of leadership he has shown in managing the institution.
“We would like to commend the Acting Director General of the Institute for his innovation in creating an environment conducive to learning. However, we believe building a digital library will complement the institute’s efforts to maintain its hard-won reputation,” said President Jasper.
He added: “We believe this initiative will put the institute on a par with foreign service institutes around the world. We believe this initiative can be achieved through our collective efforts and financial contributions.
As the keynote speaker, Cletus Sieh, who was the proxy of the University of Liberia President, Rev. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, urged the new leaders to be firm in realizing their vision for the class.
He further calls on diplomats-in-training to rise to the task of adequately representing their country nationally and internationally.
He added, “Now is the time to shine and make Liberia’s case to the international community. Don’t be ashamed of your country.
Also at the event, the Hon. J. Fonati Koffa, Vice President of Liberia’s 54th National Legislature, who serves as the induction speaker, praised the school’s administration for supporting his valor since 1951.
The Vice President of Liberia’s 54th National Legislature, who happens to be a jurist, has pledged US$5,000 as a contribution towards building the first-ever digital library.
Also present was Mr. Momo T. Cyrus, an instructor at the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute. He is also the Managing Director of the Expert Security Guard of Liberia (SEGAL). Mr. Cyrus also donated US$3,000 as part of his contribution to building the digital library.