Higher Education Minister Lauds Njala University’s Pursuit of Excellence

The Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Dr. Ramatulai Wurie, during a ceremony held on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at the Njala Campus lauded the University for its unwavering commitment to excellence. Dr. Wurie commended the remarkable strides of the University in line with the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education’s vision for sustainable educational transformation.

During her address, Dr. Wurie highlighted several achievements of Njala University, including advancements in infrastructure, the integration of technology to broaden educational accessibility, investment in staff research capabilities, and innovative approaches to addressing contemporary and future challenges.

The Minister further expressed sincere appreciation to the University Court, Administration, and staff for their dedication to nurturing student intellect and maintaining high academic standards. She emphasized Njala University’s pivotal role in advancing the national development agenda, particularly in bolstering productivity and commercialization within the agriculture sector.

She underscored the University’s role in equipping students with essential knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial acumen necessary for success in the 21st century.

“Njala University is molding a generation of future leaders, entrepreneurs and catalysts for change, poised to steer Sierra Leone towards prosperity,” remarked Dr. Ramatulai.

The Minister reaffirmed the Ministry’s unwavering support for Njala University’s contributions to national development and its promotion of a culture characterized by excellence and innovation.

“While celebrating the achievements of our graduates, it is crucial to acknowledge the Ministry’s ongoing initiatives aimed at revolutionizing education in Sierra Leone,” she stated. “We are committed to initiatives that promote innovation, inclusivity, and academic excellence, aligning our educational institutions with global standards and equipping students with skills relevant to the demands of the modern era.”

Dr. Wurie outlined the Ministry’s strategic focus on establishing a robust legal framework for technical and higher education through the formulation of the Technical and Higher Education Act. This legislation aims to ensure quality assurance, safeguard student and educator rights, enhance accountability, and align educational institutions with sustainable national development goals.

“To bolster our regulatory oversight, we are dedicated to revising the Tertiary Education Commission Act, empowering the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to enhance regulatory functions, promote quality, align with national development objectives, foster international collaboration, and ensure effective governance,” she explained.

The Minister reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to establishing a solid financial foundation for all educational institutions and leveraging digital transformation to enhance efficiency across various educational processes, aligning with the “Big Five Game Changers” agenda.

“In embracing the digital era, the Ministry is committed to driving comprehensive digital transformation initiatives, from admissions to administration, teaching, financial management, and data utilization, with the aim of enhancing efficiency and delivering a technologically advanced educational experience,” she concluded.


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