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University of Illinois to Help Rebuild 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.

University of Illinois to Help Rebuild Njala University in Sierra Leone

Vice Chancellors Work To Connect Universities With Diaspora Scholars

By: Joseph J. Bangura, PhD*

20th May 2013, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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”.

Vice Chancellors Work To Connect Universities With Diaspora Scholars