Better Access for All

In line with its core values, the university aims to give equal opportunities to all. The last year has seen significant developments in the provision of walkways and ramps to improve access to all areas of the campus. Sister Rosanne Rustemeyer, lecturer and Head of Remedial Studies, has taken a keen interest in this work, and reported on the excellent progress to her community magazine in North America. The picture shows Sister Rosanne with two of the many students who appreciate the developments. Read more here about the work of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Africa.



Special Education Programme

On the 15th November 2010 the University of Makeni and St. Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired launched a new programme to develop a curriculum to train specialist teachers of the visually impaired. The University of Makeni currently offers training for teachers of the hearing impaired, including certificate, diploma and degree courses with in-service training held at the St. Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired. This programme is part of a joint effort to improve the quality of special education instruction in Sierra Leone. Support for this programme was provided by Cordaid.

For more information contact Dan Erchick (

The picture shows Angelique Zonneveld, Cordaid representative (centre) and Dan Erchick, Programme Developer (left) with key represenatives of the University and St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired.


New University Library Completed

A splendid new library has been built by developing previously unused laboratory classrooms. The new structure will allow access to several thousand volumes of text books, journals and reference books.