Correspondent Matthew Kanu writes:
The University of Makeni on Saturday 3rd March 2018 graduated 314 students from various disciplines in the 6th congregation ceremony of the University.
Appreciating the University’s effort in training them for the past four years the best female student Elizabeth Momodu said she was proud enough to represent the university at all levels of society. She said the training she received over the years shaped her world view or way of thinking from small community to a global community. She said she stood tall among colleague students because of hard work and commitment . She therefore called on colleague students to work hard and be meaningful people in society.
In his address to the congregation the chairman of the University of Makeni governing council, Professor Sahr P.T Gbamanja, congratulated the University for delivering quality higher education in Sierra Leone . Professor Gbamanja called on the students, academic staff and management of the University to do more and meaningfully contribute to the human resource development.
Addressing graduands , the Chancellor of the University Bishop Natalio Paganelli said the graduands are harvesting the fruit of years of sacrifice and hard work. “You must be proud for having attained this important achievement . The University of Makeni is proud to offer another set of graduates to the country” he explained.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Turay , in his address to graduands parents and invited guest, highlighted the achievement of the University over the years . For any country and university to progress it must invest in research and development. “The University of Makeni through its directorate of research and development is gradually working towards embedding the research culture in the university, and has completed the construction of a three apartment staff quarters whilst the construction of more classrooms is also going on at Yoni campus. A total of three hundred million Leones have been provided by the Diocese of Makeni, the university and its partners as scholarships for students at undergraduate and graduate level for the 2017/2018 academic year” he noted .