In a strategic move to recognize his meaningful contributions to the growth of the University, the Head of Examination Office at the University of Makeni, Mustapha M. Ishmail has on December 15th, 2023 at the University auditorium received the 2022/2023 Vice Chancellor’s Awards.

Every academic year, Unimak Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Fr. Joseph Alimamy Turay through his “Vice Chancellor’s Award” will recognize Staff whose diverse contributions have helped in the growth of the institution.

Mustapha Ishmail, the University says, is the recipient of this year’s Vice-Chancellor Award for his contribution to the advancement of Unimak.

A few years after its inception in the Northern city of Makeni as Sierra Leone’s first private University, the University of Makeni is today acclaimed as a citadel of learning and has contributed to the socio-economic and political advancement of society at large.

Unimak’s zero-tolerance for all forms of examination malpractice is among the factors that placed it on the ladder of academic excellence and superiority, and Mustapha Ismail being the head of the Examination office has been one of the catalysts for that academic popularity and hegemony the University is enjoying, in and outside Sierra Leone.

Mustapha Ishmail’s role in making sure the examinations at Unimak were free from malpractices spurred the University to make him the recipient of the award, according to the University.

This is to certify that Mustapha M. Ishmail has been awarded the Administrative Staff of the year 2022/2023 Academic year, in recognition of his meaningful contribution to the growth of the University,” the Vice Chancellor wrote on Ishmail’s certificate.

In response to the honor bestowed on him, Ishmail said he is happy being the recipient of one of the prestigious awards at the University of Makeni.

I was very happy to learn that I had been selected as the recipient of this award,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

He thanked the administration for recognizing his endeavors in pushing and upholding the University mantra of building a civilization of love.

And I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you [University] for providing this generous award,” he ended.