UNIMAK’s New Primary Health Care course

Today UNIMAK publishes a new Primary Health Care course on this website. The self-tutored course prepared by John Birchall will give students access to sufficient detail to allow them to discuss with peers and children: * signs of certain diseases * ways of reacting * ways of preventing

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Utilisation of genetic sequencing during the tail end of the Ebola Epidemic

An international team of researchers has produced a detailed picture of the latter stages of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, using real-time sequencing of Ebola virus genomes in an in-country  facility which provided  sequencing capability to process samples from patients in Makeni and surrounding areas in real time, without the need for sample shipment out of the country. The sequencing facility set up by the team has now been moved to the University of Makeni, where…

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UNIMAK Institute of Inclusive Special Needs Education certifies 31

By Correspondent Emmanuel A. B. Turay: The Institute of Inclusive Special Needs Education (ISNE) at UNIMAK has awarded certificates to thirty one (31) teachers of the visually impaired at a ceremony held at the University’s Great Auditorium at Fatima Campus in Makeni city. In her opening remarks, the Chairperson who also doubles as the Deputy Director of ISNE, Mrs. Umu Turay noted that this is the first certification ceremony for teachers working with children with…

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UNIMAK and the Challenge of Urban Expansion

The University of Makeni, working in collaboration with Makeni City Council, will visit Spain, University of San Pablo, Madrid, between 20th and 28 th June for a programme of discussions on the issues facing expanding cities like Makeni. More information about the developing collaboration is given in this link The announcement of the event is shown below.

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UNIMAK Offering Certificate Course in Counselling Psychology

Counselling Psychology is one of the largest individual areas within psychology. It is centred on treating clients experiencing mental distress and a wide variety of psychological symptoms. The Society of Counselling Psychology describes the field as an area that can improve interpersonal functioning throughout life by improving social, and emotional health as well as addressing concerns about health, work, family, marriage, and more. Counselling psychology focuses on providing therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety…

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UNIMAK Celebrates Fourth Convocation

The University of Makeni celebrated its fourth Convocation with Graduands of the classes of  2013 and 2014, with Guest of honour, his Excellency Mr Zhao Yanbo,  the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Sierra Leone Vice Chancellor Prof Fr Joseph Turay gave the following address: Let me join our pro-chancellor in warmly welcoming you to the University of Makeni. It is good to have you with us and thank you…

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