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15 March 2017

“Unlocking the Potential of Education for Our Children Is Critical”

Minister of Trade and Industry, who also doubles as the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party Western Regional Chairman, retired Captain Allieu Pat-Sowe, has noted that unlocking the potential of education for children would be critical in enhancing national development. Read more

 

31 October 2016

46 New Doctors Congregate Among Graduates

Forty-six newly-graduated medical doctors stood on stage at the newly renovated, Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre on Mount Aureol, Fourah Bay College. Read more

 

15 September 2016

Damning!

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has painted a gloomy picture about Sierra Leone’s future in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 –ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Read more

George Town University Atones for Selling 272 slaves to pay off a debt in 1838

Georgetown University is confronting its troubling ties to the slave trade, by making a monumental change to the school’s admissions process. Read more

Sierra Leonean Students Arrive in China to Pursue PhD, Masters Degrees

China, through the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) has admitted forty-nine (49) deserving Sierra Leonean students into various universities for the 2016/2017 academic year. Read more

 

31 August 2016

10 Universities/Tertiary Institutions to Get Free Internet

A $500,000 free internet connection was unveiled by the Bank for Universities, Colleges and Schools to further emphasise the importance of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and its effect on education. Read more

49 Sierra Leonean students to leave for China for higher education

The Sino-Sierra Leonean Alumni Association (SISLAA) held an orientation ceremony for 49 Sierra Leonean students who will be leaving for China to pursue their further studies. Read more

 

31 July 2016

Prof. Abdullah Refutes ‘Insubordination’ Claim

Professor Dr Ibrahim Abdullah has refuted claims of insubordination levied against him by the University of Sierra Leone. Read more

SSLAA Appeals for More Scholarships

As they join the China Embassy and Government of Sierra Leone to celebrate the 45th anniversary of bilateral relationship, President of the Sino-Sierra Leone Alumni Association (SSLAA) has appealed to the Chinese Government to increase the quota of academic scholarship awards and re -consider awarding them to candidates through individual institutions rather than through the Government of Sierra Leone, so as to ensure ease of access to all and sundry. Read more

 

15 April 2016

The Trials of Running Universities in Sierra Leone

When he needs new books to teach one of his courses, Professor Ibrahim Abdullah orders at least two from abroad: one for himself, one to give to the university library. If he needs scholarly articles, he writes to his friends overseas and asks them to send copies, since the university cannot afford journal subscriptions. Read more

 

1 April 2016

Milton Margai College Observes Graduation Ceremony

A plentiful number of educators, diplomats, politicians and the local populace converged at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) to witness the convocation ceremony of graduating students. Read more

The War Against Academic Freedom: FBC and the Case of Prof. Ibrahim Abdullah

Fourah Bay College (FBC), a constituent college of the University of Sierra Leone, has reached the breaking point. Read more

 

29 February 2016

Schools & Teachers to Be Approved in Kenema District

The Minister of Education Science and Technology (MEST), has called on all and sundry to be patient as the government will soon approve teachers and schools in Kenema district. Read more

 

November 2015

President Koroma Turns Sod For Police Academy In Bombal The President has pledged his total support and commitment for the construction of the Sierra Leone Police Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy. Read more

University at Heart of Ebola Battle Badly Hit By Deaths As life returns to normal in Sierra Leone following the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the country free of Ebola, it is emerging that one of its universities – which produces the bulk of the country’s health workers – has been badly hit by the loss of key staff. Read more

WAIFEM Trains 30 NRA Staff The West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) has commenced a weeklong training programme on report writing skills and presentation techniques for 30 NRA staff. Read more

 

October 2015

Crown Technical College ‘to Build Middle Manpower’ The Executive Director of Crown Technical University College (CTUC) has said that they are in the country ‘to build middle manpower capacity for national development’. Read more

 

August 2015

Crown Technical College ‘To Build Middle Manpower’ The Executive Director of Crown Technical University College (CTUC) has said that they are in the country ‘to build middle manpower capacity for national development’. Read more

 

July 2015

Milton Margai College Principal Vows to End Cultism The Principal, spoke about the unfortunate increase in cultism and fraternity on campus in addition to money, negotiation and sex for grades. Read more

Tertiary Institutions Engaged on Right to Access Education The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone engaged Heads of Tertiary Educational Institutions on the Right to Access Education. Read more

 

June 2015

Sierra Leonean Intellectual Engages National Coalition of Independent Scholars Conference A group of independent scholars from different disciplines gathered at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut for a three-day conference from June 18 -21 to discuss how technological innovations and digital media have changed scholarly communications, publishing and how information is shared, stored and made available to the public. Read more

 

MAY 2015

Does Vocational Education Count? Imagine you having to use your meager resources to send your child to school to help him or her attain the necessary knowledge to break the cycle of poverty in your family. Now imagine this child who symbolizes all your hopes and dreams for the future having to drop out of school and not being able to attend university because you could not afford to pay the required fees. Read more

 

March 2015

Technical and Vocational Education – Key to Sierra Leone Development The design of Sierra Leone’s educational system is flawed. The neglect of technical and vocational education is an obstacle to national development. Not everyone needs a university education. In Sierra Leone, technical and vocational degrees are regarded as inferior to regular academic degrees. Read more

The Political Career and Education of Samuel Sam-Sumana and the Diploma Mill Scandal In future, any government that comes to power should set up a commission to investigate all foreign credentials presented to the government for employment. Read more

 

JANUARY 2015

Academic Consultants Engaged for Police Academy The Sierra Leone police has signed a contract with a team of academics to provide curriculum development and course work planning for the proposed Sierra Leone Law Enforcement Academy. Read more

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Ukraine Offers Higher Educational Standards for Africa A one-day conference was organized to discuss potential opportunities Ukraine offers in terms of quality and affordable European education. Read more

Salone Gets New Technical University A new programme focuses on manpower development in the country. Read more

Fourah Bay College (FBC) Campus Rehabilitation Agreement Signed The government, through the University of Sierra Leone, signed an agreement for the rehabilitation of the Fourah Bay College (FBC) campus. Read more

Digital Learning Worlds and Boundless Communication The Internet ensures students, researchers and academics to take an advantage technology offers. Read more

The Negative Side of Our African Educated and Political Elite Since the dawn of history, education has invariably been the core factor in the progress and development of nations across the world. It has been the source of enlightenment to mankind at all times. Read more

 

AUGUST 2014

Twenty-Four Sierra Leoneans Graduate from Various Universities in China with Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates Twenty-four graduates from China, who completed their studies in different fields of academia like Journalism, Human Resource Management, Medicine, International Relations and Mining Engineering are returning home. Read more

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