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.
Saturday 11th March 2017
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.
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 .
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.
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.