Routes to Study and Learning

This page leads with a brief summary of academic activities at UNIMAK. For more information download a copy of the University Prospectus from the Downloads Page, or follow the links to courses at the foot of this page.

Activities at the Fatima College are structured around three major areas:

Education Networking – making available quality graduate and diploma level programmes in the fields of education and social sciences. Fatima College caters for those in work as well as those students just leaving senior secondary school through offering both full-time and distance programmes. The College also offers support and special tuition for students wishing to improve their WASSCE results.

Training and Capacity Building – especially with regards to social government and civil society organization dedicated to social, political, economic and religious development.

Research and Development – to carry out vital research within the area of social sciences and nurture scientific networks through collaboration with other research institutions elsewhere.

The University Library
When the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) started as an institute, The Fatima Institute (TFI), in 2005, it had a small building as its library. In August 2009, TFI was accredited university status by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) of Sierra Leone.

libraryBefore the end of 2009, a whole building was built to serve as the library of the university. In early 2010, the current library was set up with new shelves, consignments of text books, journals, magazines, novels, encyclopedia, etc. and was officially opened. This current library makes provision for offices for the chief librarian and other library staff, and also a room furnished with computers that are connected to the internet for students to do research.

The current library is opened for use from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm. During its opening hours, all registered students of the university can pick up books, journals, magazines, etc from the shelves, use the reading space provided and return the items to shelf after use. Students who wish to take a book, magazine, journal, etc outside the library building must discuss that with the chief librarian. It is only with the approval of the chief librarian that a student can take a book, journal, magazine, etc outside the library building.