In congruence with the 18 points terms of reference issued by the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education to Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the
country and in a bid to compete in the widely acclaimed digital
revolution, the Administration of the Ernest Bai Koroma University
of Science and Technology has leaped a step forward in this drive.
To the amazement of all shortly after assuming office in June last
year, the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Ernest Bai Koroma
University of Science and Technology, Rev. Professor Edwin JJ
Momoh has disclosed among new innovations introduced the
Online Admission Application. (SEE www.ebkust.edu.sl)
He made this disclosure during the First MIT J-WEL Seminar
organized by the Administration of Njala University.
Rev. Professor Edwin JJ Momoh said the online application does
not only bode well for students rather it also makes provision for
staff who would wish to be promoted and for those who would want
to join the institution. This he said makes life a little easier for
students in terms of registration, examination, access to learning
and teaching materials among many others.
While also registering the impeccable fact about today’s world being
a digital world, he said they cannot survive as institutions if they
are not more connected with other institutions, this he said can
only be achieved digitally, which he said can be leveraged courtesy
of the MIT partnership with Njala University which according to him
provides them an opportunity to interact with renowned institutions
that have a greater niche than theirs which their students could
also benefit from.
On his part, Vice Chancellor and Principal, Njala University
Professor Abdullah Mansaray said as Heads of Tertiary institutions,
they should be brutally honest with themselves that they have not
been able to conform to new innovative techniques in a very
effective way yet proffered that higher education systems need to
leverage ICT facilities a little more by engaging in purposeful driven
research, those that adheres to the development needs of the nation
and also to produce graduates who in turn will contribute
meaningfully to the changing development narratives of the nation.
Chief Innovation Officer and Director General, Directorate of
Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. David Monina Senge said
when the DSTI was created by President Bio, he made it crystal
clear that DSTI work closely with the Ministry of Technical and
Higher Education adding that they have been working with them
and have In addition essentially engaged and created concrete
relationships with University of Sierra Leone, and Njala University.
He said they are open and poised to work with institutions of
learning in order to ensure that the curriculum of degree granting
universities and technical institutions teaches state of the art
innovative technologies to ensure that students learn the essentials
in order to be able to compete globally and to contribute to the
growth of society.