Essential Map of Makeni City published

As part of their collaboration with the University of Makeni and Makeni City Council, the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain has published a detailed map of the city and its environs. As well as major religious buildings, hospitals and hotels, the map shows the location of the city’s 50 schools. Professor Luis Perea Moreno, who heads the team that worked on this, has said that it is the wish of the universities to guide the present and future growth of the city of Makeni by striking a careful balance between residential, commercial, recreational, and institutional needs. The detailed map will facilitate the planning process.Makeni smallfile

The map can be accessed using the following links:



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UNIMAK Announces Vacancies for Experienced Lecturers

The University of Makeni is seeking to fill the positions of Agribusiness Lecturer and Renewable Energy Lecturer to the course MBA Global Business and Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship Track in the Faculty of Commerce and Management.

Applicants must be trained and qualified Lecturers who are able to demonstrate professional experience in the relevant sector in Sierra Leone.

Appointment Duration: September 16th to 19th 2014 / February 22nd to 23rd 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

The closing date for applications is 30th July 2014
Follow these links for details on how to apply:

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UNIMAK Recruiting Teaching Staff for Courses in 2014-2015

The University of Makeni is inviting applications for staff teaching positions in the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences in the academic year 2014/2015. This exciting new development sees the full expansion of the degree course Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Food Technology Sciences. Courses are started, coordinated and supervised by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Milan, Italy.

The first, second and third years of the course are designed around 24 teaching activities. Candidates interested in applying for a teaching post in one or more of these activities must follow exactly the procedure described in detail in the Recruitment Announcements listed below.

Note that the closing date for applications is 31st July 2014.

UNIMAK promotes equal opportunities for all candidates and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women researchers as well as promising researchers regardless of any nationality are strongly encouraged to apply

Follow the links below for the Recruitment Announcement and Application Form for each teaching area:

Year 1:
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Agricultural Biology and Botany
Mathematics and Information Technology
General and Inorganic Chemistry

Year 2:
Agricultural Economics and Statistics
Agricultural Genetics
Animal Production
Organic Chemistry
Agricultural Microbiology
Biochemistry and Soil Chemistry
Farm Structures
Herbaceous Crops Cultivation

Year 3:
Agricultural Entomology
Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment
Farm Management
Plant Pathology
Tree Crops Cultivation
Agricultural Laws, Rules and Regulations
Food/Feed Chemical Analysis
Food/Feed Microbiology Analysis
Renewable Energy Sources
Water Resources Planning and Management

Further information may be obtained by directing enquiries by e-mail to Ms. Veronica R Kamara, Director of Human Resources of the University of Makeni, (

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UNIMAK hosts Makeni Business Forum

Matthew Kanu reports on the recent Makeni Business Forum:

The MBA School of the University of Makeni has organized the Makeni business forum. Over 150 business men, women and students participated in the forum. This is the first business forum of the MBA School since the establishment of the university in 2005. In his statement marking the beginning of the forum on Saturday 17th May 2014 the University of Makeni Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Professor Joseph Alimamy Turay, said three years ago the University of Makeni approach the ALTIS business school of the Sacred Heart catholic university of Milan, which is the largest private university in Europe, and the catholic university of Kenya for possible collaboration in establishing an executive MBA in social entrepreneurship ,
“Some few months ago we launched the MBA in social entrepreneurship. A year ago the European Union approved a budget for the MBA School for a period of three years. The forum is bringing together the best entrepreneurs in the country to share their ideas and inspire others.”
Professor Turay said this is about “we can do it”, and about producing students who are job creators not job seekers.
“ Tertiary institutions have a role to play in developing entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone and to also develop an international network of entrepreneurs that will make our dreams come true” he said.
Representatives from the World Bank, the European Union and African Minerals also presented papers on the growth of entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone.

Representing the World Bank International Finance Corporation (IFC), Frances Gadzepko said the World Bank consisted of five institutions working directly with the government. The IFC mandate is to develop the private sector in the countries that they are working, with three types of business: Investment Business, Advisory or Consultant Services and Asset Management (which is not here in Sierra Leone).
“Our direct responsibility is to reduced poverty in the world. Two million jobs created last year through our various project, which includes support project for water and power, making sure people from the bottom of the pyramids benefit.  Today we are talking about small business two hundred billion dollars in various forms of financial assistant making sure that people from the bottom of the pyramid benefit from all that” she said.
The IFC strategic focus in Africa is in three areas: project development, improvement investment climate and support to micro, small and medium enterprises.
From the Catholic Sacred Heart University of Milan ALTIS School of Business and Society, Program Leader Martino Ghielmi emphasized that an MBA is a unique platform to start a business but it is important to maintain reputation, skills, tools and network.
“The purpose of the establishment of the MBA is to train students who can create wealth and prosperity for the people of Sierra Leone, providing best academic practice in a practical way that will move from business ideas to business plan . The first batch of graduating MBA students will have dual masters degree, which means the students will have a masters degree from Sacred Heart Catholic University of Milan and the University of Makeni respectively”.
Mr. Ghielmi said the students will participate in a business idea completion, business model competition and business plan competition, for which successful participants or winners of the competition will be given partial scholarship. He said that at the beginning of the academic year in September of this year there will be scholarship priority for the disabled and for women.
Speaking in an interview participant and student of University of Makeni, Fatmata Bai Sankoh, said the forum is an essential learning platform that will generate business ideas think tank. She has been inspired by speakers of the forum. “This will help me to start thinking of a business idea before graduating next year. I have received many contacts from different entrepreneurs that I believe will guide me in my new business ideas she said.”

Follow these links to see the papers presented at the forum:

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UNIMAK invites all Sierra Leone’s Entrepreneurs ……

UNIMAK‘s new “MBA Global Business and Sustainability – Social Entrepreneurship Track” aims at creating a concrete answer to one of Sierra Leone’s most pressing needs: employment and job creation. The Program has been designed with a unique formula that combines the academic features of an MBA in Entrepreneurship with actionable business tools and networking opportunities for investments. The aim is to offer participants a chance to keep developing their Social Businesses while understanding the keys to grow them and increase their positive impact on the society.

The Program is structured on a part-time formula to enable participants to keep track of their businesses while attending the course. Distance learning materials and tools have been developed to allow participants to effectively pursue the MBA Program. A team of local and international mentors and coaches support participants in every step they take to
start up and grow their businesses. This highly qualified international faculty represents a crucial element for the success of the MBA program.

However, the real plus for participating in the MBA Program is to become part of a system that:
- Supports you in the fine tuning of your business idea;
- Helps you in defining courageous goals, in developing your team building skills, in combining strategic imagination and financial discipline;
- Facilitates access to financing for the implementation and sustainable growth of your business;
- Creates stable links with a network of local and international entrepreneurs.

At the end of the Program, there will be a ceremony where participants will present their business plans to a panel of international entrepreneurs and investors. Links will be created, funds will be raised and ideas will be launched. Join us, become a social entrepreneur and be part of the change!

For more information download this brochure


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