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UNIMAK Addresses 21st Century Pedagogical Challenges

On 18th May University of Makeni lecturers met in a colloquium to explore their pedagogical approaches and responding to the following thoughts from the British Council:

How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st century. (British Council / BBC (2017))

Led by Rev. Fr. Dr. Francis Sehdu Sesay, Director of Academic Affairs/Registrar, the aims of the colloquium were to:
i. Recognise faculty’s perceptions & practices regarding pedagogies.
ii. Discover different pedagogical approaches faculty would like to try.
iii. Determine the support (training, materials, resources) needed to implement the approaches identified in ii).
iv. Gain commitment to try out one different pedagogical approach during the remainder of the semester.

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UNIMAK Vice-Chancellor receives National Presidential Award

Correspondent Matthew Kanu writes:

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Makeni Rev. Fr. Professor Joseph Turay has received the award of Officer of the Order of the Rokel for his efforts in the promotion of education in Sierra Leone. The award was given to him on the 27th April 2017, the 56th Anniversary of Sierra Leone’s Independence. This prestigious award is given to Sierra Leoneans who in diverse ways contribute to the development of Sierra Leone, and will be presented by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma.

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National Revenue Authority Donates a Bus to UNMAK

24-seat bus donated to UNIMAK by NRA

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.  

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UNIMAK Welcomes 286 New Students

Saturday 11th March 2017

The Registrar and Director of Academic Affairs Rev. Fr. Doctor Francis Sehdu Sesay

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 .

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Almost 300 Students Become New Graduates of The University Of Makeni

On Saturday 11th February 2017 the University of Makeni awarded degrees, certificate and diplomas to 297 students.

Master in Sustainable Development graduand Musa Sesay

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 .

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