Category Archives: Campus Stories

UNIMAK Library Organises Awareness Raising for the 2018 General Election

Matthew Kanu reports:

On Wednesday 17th May 2017 the University of Makeni Library held an awareness raising session on the electioneering process in Sierra Leone. This awareness raising session is aimed at schooling students of UNIMAK on the electoral conduct of the Sierra Leone general elections on 8 March 2018. This is the pre-election process that is directed towards building the confidence of Sierra Leoneans to participate in the 2018 elections. Over 200 students attended the session with support from the Embassy of United States of America in Sierra Leone.

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Chairman of NATCOM Delivers Public Lecture and Makes Awards

from Correspondent Matthew Kanu:

6th May 2017

PUBLIC LECTURE

The Chairman of the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM), Momoh Konteh, delivered a public lecturer on the topic “THE FUTURE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA ETHICS IN SIERRA LEONE‘’. The public lecture attracted students, lecturers and people from different sectors of society . His lecture was the 56th Independent Anniversary lecture. It is now a UNIMAK culture to host personalities from the private and public sector in Sierra Leone and abroad to celebrate Sierra Leone Independence Anniversaries . This year’s lecturer, Momoh Konteh, is one of the distinguished personalities that have contributed greatly in the development of Sierra Leone information technology and education.

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Fair Exam Processes Protect Students’ Rights

Students of The University of Makeni recently took their first semester exams.  Since its inception in 2009 the University of Makeni has ensured a clean and transparent exams process for all faculties and departments.

The Registrar of the University Reverend Fr. Dr. Francis Sehdu Sesay says no one has the mandate to defraud any exams. The Registrar ensures that the examination process is fair and the rights of the students are highly respected. He warned students to avoid any form of exams malpractice.

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Victoria Koroma – a Successful Student of UNIMAK

Matthew Kanu contributes this story:

Victoria Koroma is a former student of the University of Makeni Law Department. She graduated in 2016 with a first class in LLB and did extremely well at Law School (with a class 2:2) and emerged as the best student in her Bar Class. A few months after her call to the bar she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to the United Kingdom for an LLM Program in Gender, Conflict and Human Rights Law at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The one year course is a jointly funded programme with funds from both Commonwealth and Ulster University described as ‘Commonwealth Shared Scholarship’.

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Public Health Students Visit Adax and Sunbird Bioenergy Company on Field Trip

By Matthew Kanu

70 Public Health students of the University of Makeni visited the Adax Bioenergy and Sun Bird Bioenergy Company in December to have first hand information on the administrative management, waste management and operations of the factory. In 2016 the Adax Bioenergy Company sold about 75% of the company to Sun Bird Bioenergy Company. The two companies, located in three Chiefdoms in Tonkolili District and Bombali District,  will be producing ethanol and electricity in Sierra Leone. The trip which ended with Question and Answer sessions was an eye opener for the students because they were able to learn directly about the operations of the company and how they control waste .

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