Welcome Statement by the President

Professor Johnson N. Gwaikolo is the fourth president of the United Methodist University.

Welcome to the United Methodist University’s (UMU) website. UMU is the fastest growing private University in Liberia. Established in 2000, the University has seven colleges and a graduate school. The mission of the University is to provide quality education with a Pan African context… within the framework of Christian values and ethics.

This can be achieved thru:

  • Strong foundation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dynamic environment fostering innovation, openness and creativity
  • Provision of knowledge and skills essential for career and personal success, growth and development
  • Advance technologies to meet changing educational needs
  • Partnerships with business entities, industry and educational institutions to enhance the learning experience

The UMU is committed to outstanding undergraduate and graduate education. This is evidenced in the performance of its graduates who are performing excellently in their respective careers. Our University graduates are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service. The United Methodist University promotes an environment in which all students are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.

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Vision: The vision/goal of the University is to prepare a new generation of men and women schooled on the African continent to build nations that are spiritually, socially, economically and politically independent and self-sustaining.

Mission: The mission of the University is to provide quality education within a Pan African context through which persons can acquire general professional knowledge and skills within the framework of Christian values and ethics.



The United Methodist University
508-C-17 Centennial Area, Ashmun Street
1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia, West Africa

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