AI Professional College Matriculates 1st Set of 300 Degree Students
Credit: Public Relations Unit, Njala University
AI Professional College located at Bolling Street Kingtom, Freetown has on Saturday 16th April 2022 matriculated its first set of three hundred students admitted in the Computer Science, Business Administration, and Management and Accounting degree courses for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
The Director of AI Professional College welcomed students, parents, and well-wishers to the matriculation ceremony and described the event as historic. He thanked all those who made it possible for the institution to successfully commence its degree programs.
He congratulated the first set of students for this great achievement and urged them to prepare themselves to face the daunting task ahead of them.
The Registrar of the College, Dr. Adikalie Sesay described matriculation ceremonies as long-standing traditions of universities across the world where students are obliged to take an oath to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution during their period of study.
He warned students that they would only become bonafide members of the College when they had fully honoured their financial obligations and registered with the College.
Mr. Sesay congratulated the students and reminded them of the challenges ahead of them in the next three to four years and encouraged them to concentrate on their work and use their newfound freedom responsibly. He concluded by calling on them to strive for excellence, and hard work and make themselves and the College proud.
Principal AI Professional College, Mr. Saidu Timbo told the matriculants that the institution started operations in the country in 2014 as a Professional Centre providing tutorials for courses such as ACCA, CIMA, CISCO, and ABE the country with affiliation from Oxford Brooks University in the United Kingdom.
Mr.Timbo referred to the matriculation ceremony as a traditional ritual and physiological contract between the institution and the students.
The institution, he went on is in transition from a Professional Centre providing tutorials for professionals courses to an academic institution and such a transition requires some processes and procedures to be in parity with other academic institutions in the country.
He assured all present that the College would work closely under the close supervision of Njala University and the other regulatory bodies as its successful transitions to its new status.
The Principal concluded by warning students against joining and importing cult groups into the college. This according to him will be strongly resisted by his administration. He assured the students that he will work with the Student Union Government to provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
Representatives from Njala University, the Tertiary Education Commission, the National Council for Technical and Other Awards, and the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Education assured the students that the College is fully registered and accredited to operate as a College in Sierra Leone and as such has the fullest concurrence from their respective institutions.
They also registered their impression about the nature of the courses the College offers to note that they are in tandem with the 21st-century job market demands which according to them is the new trajectory of Government.
In February 2022 the institution gained affiliation from Njala University and accreditation from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the National Council for Technical and Higher Education (NCTVA) to commence degrees programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Computer Science.
The affiliation with Njala University was approved together with that of the Freetown Polytechnic by the Njala University Court and Senate in its inaugural meeting on the 23rd March 2022 after recommendation by the University Affiliation Committee.