Two former employees of THE INQUIRER newspaper have been appointed to two top jobs at the United Methodist University in Monrovia by the president of the institution, Dr. Emmanuel Bailey. They are Dr. Charles Asumanah, a former typesetter and Sam Togba Slewion, former News Editor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Era Publications, publishers of THE INQUIRER newspaper.
According to the newsletter of the university, Dr. Asumanah has been named as Chairman, Department of Science in the College of Arts and Science and Mr. Slewion as Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Social Work Department of the College of Arts and Science.
In an interview with UMU Trumpet, the new Science Department chairman promised to work with the administration of the institution, in order to develop a modern research center for students of the United Methodist University.
Dr. Asumanah, a graduate of Lott Carey in Brewerville, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry from the Cuttington University, Bong County, a MasterS Degree (M.Sc.) from the University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China; and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Chemical Engineering and Oil Technology; from the University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China and has published many scientific papers in America and Europe.
Mr. Sam Slewion holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with concentration in Management and Planning from the Graduate School of Social Administration of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.
He has over 15 years of working experience in the field, and presently serves as Social Work Services Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. He is a graduate of the Monrovia College Industrial Institute and also worked with the Daily Observer.
Mr. Slewion hopes to improve and contribute to the development of Social Work professionals in Liberia and the enhancement of social work policy and best practices in the country.
He promised to contribute to the continued growth of UMU consistent with the value and mission of the institution as a partner in the development of Liberia.
Meanwhile, the Managing Editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, Mr. Philip N. Wesseh has expressed delight for the preferment of these former employees of the newspaper.
He praised them for carrying out the dream of the newspaper, which also focuses on manpower development.
Mr. Wesseh expressed optimism that these individuals that he worked with over the years would live up to the task and exhibit those virtues of good work ethics and professionalism, something he said would continue to help the INQUIRER to grow.