It can be recalled that on June 14, 2021, Dr. Slewion was nominated by the Liberian Leader as Director-General of the National Commission on Higher Education. Meanwhile, the Liberian Chief Executive will nominate a new head of the entity subsequently. But the press release did not state why Dr. Slewion’s nomination was withdrawn by the President. The National Commission on Higher Education was established by an Act of the National Legislature in 1989 to formulate broad policy guidelines for the establishment of Institutions of Higher Education in Liberia, serve as the regulatory body for all Institutions offering degrees, and coordinate and serve as the principal liaison between Institutions of learning offering degrees in the country.
Additionally, the Commission does the following: 1. Facilitate the establishment of an autonomous National Accreditation Center responsible to accredit all higher institutions of learning in Liberia. 2. Approve new and existing programs of higher education for funding, after having satisfied itself of their needs for national development and assessing the institution’s ability to implement the program; and 3. Review existing programs at institutions of higher education with the aim of establishing priority programs of study based on national needs.
Dr. Slewion was the Director General of the National Commission on Higher Education for the most part of the regime of former President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf, serving from 2007 up 2017. He has 30 years of experience in the Higher Education Sector, Leadership and Policies. He holds tremendous experiences in Executive Leadership, Program Planning and Instructional Strategies.