In a landmark event at Njala University’s Mokonde campus, Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, Dr. David Sengeh, delivered a compelling public lecture on the theme of “transforming higher education through radical inclusion.”

The event drew a diverse array of stakeholders, including Chancellor Professor Bashiru Koroma, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alieu Bah, deans of various schools, and an enthusiastic crowd of students and staff.

Chief Minister Sengeh highlighted the origins and impact of the “radical inclusion” movement, which began in Sierra Leone in 2020. This initiative aims to dismantle barriers and ensure greater access to higher education for all.

Today, this movement has gained the attention of the globe, and Sierra Leone is at the forefront of this transformative change,” he stated, underscoring the country’s leadership in educational reform.

Sengeh called on students to become agents of change within their institutions and encouraged both students and lecturers to support President Julius Maada Bio’s ongoing developmental efforts. His message resonated with the audience, inspiring many to consider their roles in fostering an inclusive educational environment.

The lecture concluded with a vibrant question and answer session, providing attendees the opportunity to engage directly with the Chief Minister and discuss their perspectives on the future of higher education in Sierra Leone. The interactive segment fostered a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.