24-seat bus donated to UNIMAK by NRA
The Sierra Leone Revenue Authority recently handed over a 24-seat bus donated to UNIMAK, to ease the burden on transportation to and from UNIMAK‘s two campuses. The UNIMAK Vice Chancellor Rev. Fr. Prof. Joseph Turay welcomed the delegation from the NRA, saying that this donation was a clear indication that the NRA is meeting it’s corporate social responsibility. He emphasised that the university would like to partner with the NRA in designing courses that are relevant to the human resource development of Sierra Leone.
NRA Commissioner General Haja Kala Kamara handing over the keys of the bus to UNIMAK
Addressing students and staff of the university, the NRA Commissioner General Haja Kala Kamara said the donation is a sign that the NRA is committed to give back what the people of Sierra Leone deserve to get from NRA in the field of education and development in general. She called on UNIMAK to engage in public private partnerships so the university might meaningfully contribute to national development, and she called on the students and staff of the university to maintain the bus and make good use of it .
Saturday 11th March 2017
The Registrar and Director of Academic Affairs Rev. Fr. Doctor Francis Sehdu Sesay
Staff and Management of the University of Makeni held an orientation for over 286 newly admitted students into various faculties and departments. This is the second intake of students admitted after the release of the private WASCE results in late January 2017.
Addressing students the Registrar and Director of Academic Affairs Rev. Fr. Francis Sehdu Sesay advised students to pay close heed to all information from departmental heads and the registry, and encouraged them to take their work seriously, pay attention in class, and attend all classes required for graduation .
On Saturday 11th February 2017 the University of Makeni awarded degrees, certificate and diplomas to 297 students.
Master in Sustainable Development graduand Musa Sesay
This year’s academic congregation brought together local and foreign dignitaries with over 1000 dignitaries and parents attended the congregation.
A military band entertained the dignitaries, staff, parents and students.
This year the university awarded Certificates of Recognition to the Resident Minister North Alie D Kamara, the Managing Director of NADECO, and the Paramount Chief of Bombali Sheborah Chiefdom Bai Sheborah Kasangha . The university also presented Certificates of Recognition to partners abroad. These included Italian representatives from Amici Dela Sierra Leone, a representative from Rondine and the son of the late Lawyer Pavarai .
This year’s Guest Speaker was the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Makeni George Biguzzi.
Read the keynote address of Bishop George Biguzzi here ……
Read the Address of Vice-Chancellor Rev Fr Joe Turay here …..
On 4th February 2017, George Biguzzi, Emeritus Bishop of Makeni and Founder of the University of Makeni celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of his episcopal ordination to the Diocese of Makeni in the Cathedral church of Our Lady of Fatima, Makeni
The happy occasion was also his 81st birthday, and in his speech of thanks Bishop George recalled many happy times since he first came to Sierra Leone in 1974.
Read his words in full here …
A cross-section of staff and management listening to the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone His Excellency Guy Warrington
On Tuesday 14th February 2017 the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Guy Warrington, visited the University of Makeni. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Fr. Joseph Turay welcomed the High Commissioner to the university and described how, following the gaining of university status in 2009, ” the university has contributed a lot in the human resource development of Sierra Leone.”
In his statement the High Commissioner said he was pleased to visit the University of Makeni and to get first hand information on the contribution of the university in the development of Sierra Leone.
The High Commissioner was taken on a conducted tour of the laboratory and the new public health building situated at the university’s Sylvanus Koroma Campus nearby in Yoni.