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Sierra Loene News: USL Signs MOU with Amadou Dieng University

In a bid to strengthen the tertiary education sector in the country, The University of Sierra Leone (USL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding between one of the leading universities in Guinea, which is the Amadou Dieng University. According to a press release by the university of Sierra Leone, the MOU “solidifies cooperation between the two universities in the promotion of scholarship and creates a framework for the exchange of students and staff, joint research and development projects, curriculum development and review and printing of publications and cooperation in other areas that may be agreed upon by the two universities”. Making a statement at the signing ceremony held at the Amadou Dieng University in Guinea recently, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, Professor Foday Sahr noted that after months of intensive observation and research into activities of Amadou Dieng University, he was convinced that collaboration between the two universities would be of immense benefit. Professor Sahr anticipated seeing the commencement of activities spelt out in the MOU for the benefit of both institutions within the shortest possible time and hoped the relevant departments will take maximum advantage of the opportunities being offered. The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadou Dieng University, Professor Kobia Jalloh explained that Ahmadou Dieng University was one of the largest private universities in Guinea with five campuses throughout the country including two in the rural areas. He said that one of its greatest strengths is research and its key areas of teaching and research include Engineering in the fields of Mining, Geology, Civil and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Other academic pursuits mentioned included International Trade, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Marketing, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology and Liberal Arts. The representative of the Minister of Technical and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education in Guinea, Professor Abdul Karim Jalloh congratulated the two universities for the initiative, which he said would go a long way in strengthening inter-university cooperation within the framework of the Mano River Union and ECOWAS. He urged lecturers and students of the two universities to take maximum advantage of the opportunities being offered to advance higher education in the sub-region The MOU took effect immediately after the signing ceremony and a delegation from Amadou Dieng University is expected in Freetown shortly to work with their colleagues in mapping out the first set of activities to be undertaken under the terms of the agreement.

By Abdulai Gbla

Monday May 13, 2019.


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