Call for Applications to next MBA programme

MBA E4Impact Entrepreneurs AT UNIMAK
The University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in partnership with Catholic University of Milano (Italy) and Tangaza University College (Kenya) is inviting applications for the 3rd Edition of the MBA E4Impact entrepreneurship program.

One of Africa’s most pressing needs is to have a new kind of impact entrepreneurs, who desire to do more than just make profits. These impact entrepreneurs want to identify and solve social problems on a large scale, to touch their communities and drive a positive and sustainable change.
To respond to these challenges, the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) – the largest private University in Europe – created the MBA “E4 Impact Entrepreneurship programme”. The prestigious double-degree Master course (internationally recognized title) is offered at the University of Makeni, with a number of total and partial scholarships available.
The MBA program aims to develop Impact entrepreneurship skills, linking up the students with Local and international network of professors, partners and investors and enabling them to start-up and grow their businesses during and beyond the course. The whole course is a 12-month in class and distance session for active and inspiring leaders who want to move their ideas from a business concept to a complete business plan. The program is taught using a blended formula, a portion in the classroom (3 intensive weeks at the beginning, middle and final part of the year, plus 6 long weekends from Friday to Sunday), and the rest on-line and with on-the-field Business Coaching. This formula allows the entrepreneur to pursue the MBA without having to leave his/her profession, job or business.
The program, already achieving considerable success in Nairobi (Kenya) at Tangaza University College and in Accra (Ghana) at Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, has achieved a distinctive international reputation, being the first non-American program to receive the Ashoka Innovation Award from the Ashoka Foundation, the world’s foremost organization for the promotion of social entrepreneurship.
At UNIMAK the MBA is ending its second edition in September with highly qualified international and local lecturers and mentors who have transferred invaluable business knowledge to the entrepreneurs in the start-up and development of their businesses. Eligible candidates have business experience or a strong business attitude, an impactful idea for a new business or a small venture ongoing (particularly but not exclusively in the Agribusiness or Energy efficiency sector), commitment for Sierra Leone’s sustainable development,
 Curriculum vitae
 Copy of Degree certificate(s) certified from Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Min. of Foreign Affairs
 Copy of Degree Transcripts
 Business Summary (Business Idea/Concept)
 Recommendation letter
 Photocopy of Passport / National ID
 For those with foreign degree certificate, a Diploma Supplement or a Declaration of Value (issued by Italian Embassy in the country of study) is needed.
NB: the completed application form and the admission requirements documents should be sent via email to and delivered hard copy to contact below
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
ALTIS Graduate School of Business & Society
Via San Vittore 18, 20123 Milano (Italy)
University of Makeni
MBA Secretariat
P.O. Box 2 Azzolini Highway, Makeni, Sierra Leone
Tel: +232- 076 908795 / 088898243/ 077995178
For more Info:
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Sign by : Peter A.B Lansana
MBA Program Manager, University of Makeni.

UNIMAK Addresses 21st Century Pedagogical Challenges

On 18th May University of Makeni lecturers met in a colloquium to explore their pedagogical approaches and responding to the following thoughts from the British Council:

How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st century. (British Council / BBC (2017))

Led by Rev. Fr. Dr. Francis Sehdu Sesay, Director of Academic Affairs/Registrar, the aims of the colloquium were to:
i. Recognise faculty’s perceptions & practices regarding pedagogies.
ii. Discover different pedagogical approaches faculty would like to try.
iii. Determine the support (training, materials, resources) needed to implement the approaches identified in ii).
iv. Gain commitment to try out one different pedagogical approach during the remainder of the semester.

The approach drew on many references including:

  • British Council / BBC (201&) 21st Century Pedagogy. [Online] retrieved from British on 26th March 2017
  • Brown, S. (2015) Learning, Teaching & Assessment in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. UK: Palgrave
  • Helfand, D. (2013) Designing a University for the New Millennium. [Video file]. Retrieved from on 13th June 2016

Follow this link for more details of this important event ….


UNIMAK Vice-Chancellor receives National Presidential Award

Correspondent Matthew Kanu writes:

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Makeni Rev. Fr. Professor Joseph Turay has received the award of Officer of the Order of the Rokel for his efforts in the promotion of education in Sierra Leone. The award was given to him on the 27th April 2017, the 56th Anniversary of Sierra Leone’s Independence. This prestigious award is given to Sierra Leoneans who in diverse ways contribute to the development of Sierra Leone, and will be presented by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma.

Professor Joseph Turay served in various capacities before he established the University of Makeni. He was the director of the Justice and Peace and Human Right Commission of the Diocese of Makeni and also director of Radio Maria Sierra Leone. During and after the Civil Conflict in Sierra Leone Professor Turay gave up his time to ensure internally displaced people have the dignity they deserve by providing relief services in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone.

When many people chose to run away during the Ebola outbreak he stayed and significantly contributed to ending the epidemic in the country. He was on the forefront of combating the outbreak .

During his time as director of Radio Maria Sierra Leone over 100 people were employed to serve the radio in different capacities. He single handedly facilitated the opening the Radio Maria Sierra Leone on the 1st January 2004 with the frequency 101.1 in Makeni. In 2007 he saw the need for the radio to reach other part of the country and set up a relay station in Bo and in 2007 another relay was set up in Freetown.

When was director of the Justice and Peace and Human Right Commission he set up Human Right Committees in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone that saw the facilitation of community owned projects that changed people’s perception of the need to respect basic human rights.

Professor Turay, a social scientist with a PhD in Social Sciences, has been a job creator instead of a job seeker. He spends most of his time building capacities and developing institutions. Currently over 200 academic and non academic staff are employed at the University of Makeni working round the clock to promote higher education in Sierra Leone.