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Sierra Leone News: USL to engage Studentson E-learning

From R-L Dr Badamasie Savage, USL registrar S N Dumbuya, VCP. Prof E J D Thompson, and Dpt. VCP Prof Sahr Thomas Banja, during the press conferenceThe Administration of the University of Sierra Leone comprising of Fourah Bay College (FBC), Institute of Public Administration (IPAM) and College of Medicine and Allied Science in a collective effort have decided to engage students on an E-learning process to help them keep up with their studies.
This statement was made during a press briefing held at Committee Room, Fourah Bah College, as the College administration met to discuss and to inform the media on the significance of the initiative.
The Vice Chancellor and Principal (VCP), Professor Ekundayo J.D Thompson said the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus (EVD) has drastically affected the educational system in the country and as a result of that, all school activities have been on stand-still.
He said with these initiatives, students will be fortunate to engage themselves on their studies, as the university will be providing them with learning materials through the internet, radio stations and CD plates to ensure students keep up with their education, despite the challenging situation.
He emphasized that the situation in the country as at now is critical, as the Ebola virus continues to claim the lives of Sierra Leoneans and therefore cannot ascertain when the university will resume classes.
He also explained that currently the University is in a deficit position to meet with their challenges because it’s difficult to raise funds to run the day to day affairs of the three colleges and to pay their in-house staff in these crucial moments but despite all these challenges, the university is striving very hard to meet with the demands of their students, as they will continue to provide their services.
The Registrar, University of Sierra Leone, Sorie N. Dumbuya and Dr. Badamasie Savage, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, said that the E-Learning process will involve registered students of the three colleges, as the ICT department will send the learning materials through e-mails created for each student and will also engage social media like whatsapp and Facebook to disseminate the learning materials for students to access.
Dr Savage stated that at the end of every lecture notes, a set of questions will be drafted to assess students adding that lecturers will use these same questions to do revision exercises when colleges resume and warned students to be serious with their notes.
The college administration is calling on students to take the initiative seriously, as this will help them greatly in their education to achieve their goals and noted that materials will be available free of cost.
By Mariam Bah
Thursday November 20, 2014

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