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Brief Background

The Institute of Languages and Cultural Studies (INSLACS) of Njala University was established in the 2005/06 academic year and fundamentally had a two-fold mandate:

to engage in the traditional functions of the University (teaching, research and community service);

to respond as a professional teaching entity – appropriately and as possible - to emerging issues pertaining to the developmental needs and other matters of wellbeing of Sierra Leone and communities thereof.

INSLACS comprises two Units: (i) the Languages Unit (containing the disciplines of Linguistics, French and Indigenous Languages) and (ii) the Cultural Studies Unit (containing the disciplines of Literature, Performing Arts, Creative/Practical Arts and Development Communication). 

INSLACS provides training opportunities at the following levels:

Teachers Certificate (TC) and Higher Teachers Certificate (HTC) – Primary and Secondary

Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed.) and Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) in Linguistics, Literature and English

Master of Arts: (i) M.A. Ed. (Literature) (ii) M. A. Descriptive and Applied Linguistics (iii) M. A. English (iv) M. A. in other disciplines of INSLACS depending upon the availability of capable staff.

M. Phil. and Ph. D. in the Disciplines of the Institute, subject to the availability of supervisors.

I.i: Upgraded Programmes

Recently, there has been an up-grade in the Performing Arts disciplinee to meet emerging circumstances that are not sufficiently provided for in the existing curricula. This discipline will train students at the levels of Diploma; Higher Diploma and Bachelor of Arts, which are conducted separately and will not replace the contents of the existing Performing Arts discipline, which is examinable by NCTVA for the TC and HTC qualifications. This discipline when approved will pay more attention to directing and film studies.

I.ii: Newly Approved programmes

Come 2000/2001 academic year the Institute will begin to offer a degree programme in Development Communication and Journalism (see requirements below).

II: Course Requirements at the Institute

i. Certificate in Development Communication Programmes:

i.i. Candidates must have Two (2) credits at G.C.E. “O” Level/WASSCE and working in a media industry.

 i. ii. Diploma in Development Communication and Journalism

Candidates must have

EITHER

Four credits at G.C.E. “O” Level or at WASSCE in any subjects.

OR

Three credits at G.C.E. “O” Level or at WASSCE in any subjects with three (3) years’ working experience in Journalism, communications or in media related career.

ii. Undergraduate Programmes

ii. i. B. A. [Education: Linguistics or Literature major] (Duration 4 years)

Candidates must have 5 credits at G.C.E. “O” Level/WASSCE including English Language and Literature in English.

ii. ii. B. A. Education (French/Linguistics)

Candidates must have 5 credit at G.C.E. 'O' Level/WASSCE including English Language and French.

ii. ii. B.A. in Development Communication and Journalism

Candidates must have 5 credits at G.C.E. “O” Level or at WASSCE, of which a candidate must have a credit of 5 or better in English Language.

iii. Postgraduate programmes

 iii.i. M. A. in Descriptive and Applied Linguistics

Candidates must have a good B.A. degree in a related field from a recognized University and must have credits or better in English Language and Literature in English at G.C.E.  “O” Level/WASSCE.

 iii.ii. M.A. Education Literature

Candidates must have a good B.A. degree in a related field from a recognized University and must have credits or better in English Language and Literature in English at G.C.E.  “O” Level/WASSCE.

iii. iii. M.Phil.: For admission into the M.Phil. Programme, a good master’s degree in related discipline from a recognized University is required.

iii. iv. PhD: For admission into PhD Programme, candidates must have a research master’s degree in related discipline from a recognized University.

Honours Programmes:

*All students are admitted for general degree in the first instance. Only students with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.6. and above at the end of Second Year will be invited for Honours Programme.

*This, however, is not presently automatic. The Institute, through a committee, will have to decide and approve.

III: Partnerships

The Institute has collaborated with many GOs and NGOs to train teachers in literacy pedagogy. These include working with UNICEF, IRC, British Council and TSC in carrying out the following training: Aw for mek ol wi pikin dem lan” Training on Inclusive Education and Gender Responsive Pedagogy for Principals, Head teachers and Teachers, Teaching English Language for Effective Policing to the Sierra Leone Police and Radio Teaching Liteacy Program to lower primary school teachers respectively. The Institute through the School of Education has provided assistance in terms of supervision and related matters to affiliate teacher training colleges and institutions.

STAFF
NO NAME Qualification RANK/STATUS UNIT
1 Dr. Philip Yamba Thulla HTC(P), B.A (Edu.), M.A(Edu.), PhD. Senior Lecturer & Director (INSLACS) Cultural Studies/Literature
2 Dr. Saidu Challay B.A(Edu.), M.A, PhD Senior Lecturer Languages/Linguistics
3 Dr. Samuel M.B. Senesie B.A (Edu.), M.A, PhD Senior Lecturer on extension Literature/Cultural Studies
4 Mr. Abu Bakarr Sheriff B.A(Edu.), M.A Lecturer I Languages/Linguistics
5 Mr. Josephus Libbie B.A(Edu.), M.A Lecturer I Languages/Linguistics
6 Mr. Claude Dimoh B.A, MPhil. Lecturer I Languages/Linguistics
7 Mr. David Bull B.A(Edu.), M.A(Edu.) Lecturer I Cultural Studies/Literature
8 Mr. Aiah Frank Mbayo  B.A(Edu.), M.A(Edu.) Lecturer I Cultural Studies/Literature
9 Mrs. Harriet Jones B.A(Edu.), M.A(Edu.) Lecturer II Languages/Linguistics
10 Mr. Aiah James Sandy  B.A(Edu.), M.A Lecturer II Languages/Linguistics
11 Ms. Madiana Mensa-Gborie B.A(Edu.), M.A Lecturer II Languages/Linguistics
12 Mr. Brima K. Tarawally H TC, B A, M A  in Fr Eng,.  MPA Lecturer II Cultural Studies/Practical Arts
13 Mr. Albert A. Trye HTC, B.Ed., Cert in Music, ABRSM, M.Ed Lecturer II Cultural Studies/Practical Arts
14 Mr. Albert Combey B.A, M.Ed Lecturer II Cultural Studies/Practical Arts
15 Christopher Moinina Lissa B.A, Pg. Dip.Ed., M.A Lecturer II Languages/French