December 5th to 9th, 2022 is the NCE Week jointly organized by the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) and the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education (MTHE) with the theme “Education Transformation For All”.
The NCE will be launched at the Freetown International Conference Center, Bintumani, Aberdeen and wherein tertiary institutions will be required to showcase their activities from the 5th to the 9th of December in front of the Miatta Conference, Youyi Building, Freetown.
The essence of profiling and showcasing academic activities is to inform the general public about intellectual developments and innovations in key areas like science, technology, engineering, agriculture, management, mathematics, etc.
These can motivate young learners, especially in secondary schools, and further guide them for a career path. Such activities will further stimulate conversations among stakeholders about the government’s commitment to both local and international benchmarks for modern and contemporary education which focuses on science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The USL will be participating in this celebration, which is why the VC&P, USL, Professor Foday Sahr has requested a steering committee to plan and showcase USL. This will include but not be limited to projects and initiatives in various faculties, departments, or programs in USL such as:
Engineering and Architecture
Community College/Extramural Institute
Medical Research Programmes
Scientific Research Programmes
Social Science and Management Research activities
The organizing committee is encouraging deputy registrars (DRs) to cascade this information to their colleges and coordinate the participation of interested faculties, departments, and units.
USL will be showcasing its activities in four locations:
University Secretariat (School of Postgraduate Studies, USL E-learning Center, Extramural Studies and directorates and the Registry)
College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS)
Fourah Bay College (FBC) and
Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM).
Every faculty is encouraged to fully participate in showcasing the USL’s gains, activities, and impacts.