Category Archives: Campus Stories

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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Matriculation of Students for 2016-2017

By Matthew Kanu:

UNIMAK‘S 2016-17 academic year Matriculating Students

The 2016-2017 academic year matriculation of students was held at the Fatima Campus on the 3rd December 2016. 434 new students attended the matriculation ceremony with parents, staff and senior management of the university. Addressing the students Vice-Chancellor Professor Joe Turay said that this was the beginning of the journey into the university. He invited them to enjoy the culture and experience of UNIMAK, and encouraged them not to exploit, or be exploited by, others.

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12th Foundation Day Public Lecture

By Matthew Kanu:

Professor Monty Jones

The 12th Foundation Day Lecture was held on 22nd November 2016 at the Fatima Campus . Foundation Day Lectures have become traditional for the University of Makeni marking the beginning of every academic year . The university invites people that have contributed in shaping society or contributed in the development of Sierra Leone. The topic for this year’s Foundation Day Lecture was “Which is the way forward for a New Sierra Leone: Agriculture or Mining ?” The speaker for the lecture was the Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Professor Monty Jones. The lecture attracted people from all walks of life including students and staff of the University of Makeni who enjoyed an educative interactive lecture.

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