Njala University awards degrees to grandaunts in Kori Chiefdom
The administration of the Njala University has over the weekend conducted its conferment of Degrees and Awards of Diplomas, Certificates, and other Distinctions to an estimated of over Seven hundred graduates for the 2014/2015 academic year.
It was a colourful ceremony at the fore court of the campus administrative building Njala Mokondeh Campus Kori chiefdom Moyamba district, in spite of all other challenges in the country the atmosphere was well conducive for graduates and their families and friends and supporters.
In his keynote address, the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Njala University, Professor Ernest T Ndomahina firstly apologized for the delay in this year’s congregation for not haven post graduate students in this year’s meet, he noted that since he took over as principal last year in June a lot of staff disruption was on and had to mend fences among them by so doing he was able to successfully conduct a dialogue will take precedence over “disruptive actions in the future, as we are all partners in development Vice Chancellor further disclosed that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the country which affected the university greatly with the loss of key potential faculty members who were in the frontline in the fight against the Ebola virus, the university’s contribution to the fight against the virus tremendous efforts to develop trail vaccines by the university and development partners are still on course and they are working relentlessly to also develop and promote educational programs by so doing already twenty two (22)new courses have been included into the course programme and also 950 modernised chairs are to be imported from china of which they have bought in order to foster the stability of the university.
He called on the 700 graduates to put into good practice what they have learned over the years and encouraged them to continue with their learning process, noting that learning how to learn is an imperative in the today’s world which is characterised by knowledge.
Professor Ndomahina lavished praises on the Sierra Leone commercial Bank for funding the celebration which he describing it as a blessing in disguise for the university. Earlier in his welcome address the Pro- Chancellor Njala University professor Emeritus Edward R Rhodes welcome dignitaries for coming describing the day as not only important but timely because that is the day God Almighty has destiny.
He also congratulated the graduates, recalling their minds to what he said were “the long journey” they had come from to achieve their harvest on that not to be forgotten day .
Professor Rhodes said this year, the University has made a landmark history not because of the time it has spent but also they have made a lot of strides. Because of this, he said, the future of the university is bright and the future of the country is also bright.
Making a statement the chairman Alumni Association Dr Richard Conteh encourages the grandaunts to register with the association as their door step is always open to all and sundry. The chairman further disclosed that the association will hold its annual convention on the 14 may 2016 in Bo.
Representing the Managing Director of sierra Leone commercial Bank Sahid Kamara thanked the university for extending invitation to them, SLCB he said is gear to promote the well being of sierra Leonean and because of their cooperate social responsibility they will provide the university with financial support because they are partners in development, and they will continue to support the university in divers ways in order to see the university have an international standards. He concluded by thanking well meaning sierra Leonean using their services national wide to continue keeping the faith as the sky will be their limit and promise to deliver the best service for their customers.
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