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As part of their Directorate's Strategic priorities to improving Njala University's online presence, the ICT Directorate has commenced an in housed website training for core staff members including Academic and administrative staff of Njala University drawn from Freetown, Bo and Njala.

A high powered delegation from the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) has held a one-day productive partnership meeting with the Njala University (NU) Administration, at the University’s main campus, at Njala. The rationale for the meeting was to formalize the partnership agreement between the NU radio station and the BBC.

The 183 years old (1827-2010) University of Sierra Leone is about to have an exceptional face lift through collaborative efforts by members of the diaspora (USA) and their universities. Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States of America H. E. Bockarie K. Stevens on March 15, 2010, hosted a delegation from Ohio State University led by the University’s Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department.

As standards are said to be falling within the University of Sierra Leone in terms of performance, the present Vice Chancellor and Principal of Njala University Professor Abu Sesay has disclosed that in a recent Africa University rating, “Njala was rated far ahead of the University of Sierra Leone.”

Key stakeholders, including farmers, representatives from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, staff and students of Njala University were assembled at the University Campus (Njala Guest House) on Tuesday 7th August 2012 to take part in a one day workshop on ‘poverty eradication and grassroots empowerment through sustainable integrated Aquaculture development: fish, rice and piggery

This follows the launching of two publications by the Academic Staff Association of the university; the Njala University Journal and the on-line Network for Research and Development Journal. The journals, which are now functional, accept writings from both lecturers and students of the university.

Principal of Njala University, Prof. Abu Sesay, told the Parliamentary Committee on Education last Friday 19 July that the leading university presently in Sierra Leone is grossly under-funded, and requested for this to be reconsidered against the next budget.

Aim-listed mineral sands producer Sierra Rutile has entered into a memorandum of understanding with sustainable electricity developer Smol Pawa Sierra Leone to become a cornerstone buyer of hydropower from Smol Pawa’s Moyamba hydropower project.

President Ernest Bai Koroma over the weekend, as Chancellor of Njala University attends this year’s Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees and Award of Diplomas, Certificates and Other Distinctions at Njala University in Njala in which a total of 1,291 certificates, diplomas and degrees students and a total of 285 grandaunts received postgraduate degrees, including the award of 1 PhD degree in Education

The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management School of Forestry and Horticulture Njala University in collaboration with West and African Council for Agriculture Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) held a one day stakeholders’ workshop on “Sustainable Integrated Pond Based Aquaculture with rice and poultry production, economic, social and environmental assessment” at the Pastoral Centre Diocese of Makeni.

Vice Chancellors Professor Abu Sesay of Njala University and Professor Jonas Redwood-Sawyerr of University of Sierra Leone have been the focus of much academic attention in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA) where they recently met with US and Diaspora colleagues to develop an action agenda for “Reconnecting the Academy in Sierra Leone and the Diaspora”

The Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) will be holding a Training-Of-Trainer Workshop from 3-6 September at Njala University in Sierra Leone.

On May 6, University of Illinois officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Njala University of the West African country of Sierra Leone to partner in the rebuilding of the university it helped establish 46 years ago.

"The relationship between University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and Njala University being solidified today through the signing of this memorandum of understanding reignites a relationship begun in 1964," said Robert Hauser, dean of the College of ACES.

Dr. Richard Konteh, Chairman of the 50 Anniversary Celebration Committee meeting with a cross-section of alumni at Mr. Nathaniel Kuyembeh’s home in Maryland, USA.