About Njala University

About Njala University

Njala University, a rural comprehensive public research university in Sierra Leone, is committed to providing the highest standards of excellence in higher education in Sierra Leone and beyond, fostering intellectual and personal development, and stimulating meaningful research and service to humankind. The University operates on two campuses, the Njala campus, the main campus, and the Bo campus located in Bo, and offers sub-degree, degree and postgraduate programmes in the following areas:

The introduction of Performance Management Contracts in tertiary institutions by the Government of Sierra Leone to facilitate effective and quality service delivery is the basis for the promulgation of the Njala University Service Charter

Study at Njala


Njala University operates on two campuses, namely Njala Campus and Bo Campus:

  • Njala Campus is located some 125 miles east of Freetown on a generally flat landscape on the banks of River Taia in the Kori Chiefdom of Moyamba District in southern Sierra Leone. It is equidistant (7 miles) between Taiama and Mano, and 36 miles southeast of Bo City.
  • Bo Campus is located just outside Bo City in the Towama and Kowama villages.
  • In addition to these campuses, some programmes are also run on the University’s premises at 17, Henry Street in Freetown.
  • The University Secretariat, which houses the offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, the Registrar, and the Finance Director, is located on the Njala Campus.