Association, Dr Sanusi Deen last week officially handed over 950 imported set of desks and chairs to the administration of Njala University. Addressing a cross section of staff and students at the University auditorium on Njala Campus, Dr Deen highlighted among plethora of issues, lack of adequate provision of classroom furniture for students as one of the major challenges faced by the former Vice Chancellor and Principal as amplified by the Academic Staff Association. He said during the impasse, the executive of the Njala University Alumni Association as part of mediation efforts noted with dismay the unavailability of classroom furniture for both Njala and Bo campuses respectively. The bereft nature of the classrooms he went on, prompted the need to launch the Chair Project. Former President, Njala University Alumni Association, Dr Sanusi Deen commended past students of the then Njala University College and Njala University for their generous donations towards the chair project and the Scholarship scheme for the Best Graduating Student from each of the Seven Schools of Njala University describing it as a dream come true.
While also commending his successor, Dr Richard Conteh for his selfless donations towards the Chair project, Dr Sanusi Deen together with Professor Joe Pemagbi promised to make academic life and study for all students of Njala University a delightful and an admirable experience worth emulation and also craved the indulgence of students to handle the donated chairs and desks with utmost care.
Vice Chancellor and Principal, Njala University, Professor Ernest Ndomahina on behalf of his administration expressed profound gratitude to the Alumni executive for their magnanimity describing it as being in the right step and in the right direction. Professor Ernest Ndomahina said the assistance both morally and financially provided by productive and illustrious sons and daughters to his administration since assuming the leadership of the University is remarkable.
He said Universities the world over are making remarkable successes and growth because of the contributions of its alumni. Vice Chancellor and Principal, Njala University said Njala had a booming economic and academic growth adding that the gains were watered down during the war years denting an indelible blow on its infrastructural strength as evident in the lack of basic necessities for both staff and students. He furthered that the donation set of chairs and desks will undoubtedly minimize the lack of classroom furniture citing the overarching increasing number of students’ enrolment owed to the diversified nature of courses offered as causes for provision of inadequate classroom furniture.
Dean, School of Community Health Sciences, Professor G.M.T. Roberts lauded the Alumni executive for their initiatives and promised on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Bo campus, Professor Andrew Baimba to relay the gospel of hope to students and staff in both Kowama and Towama locations. Kowama and Towama locations are viewed by many as the locations affected by furniture wahala because of the large number of admissions and the availability of contemporary programs of study. Students, most often than not scramble for chairs to attend lectures, a malaise affecting major Universities in the country. University Registrar, Aly Turay, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Njala Campus, Professor Alpha K. Laccoh, Public Relations Officer, Dr. Joseph among others lavished profuse thanks on the Alumni executive for display of love for their University and hoped the gesture would continue thereby maintaining a lasting bond between the Alumni members and the University administration.
Tuesday Sepemter 06, 2016