Fourah Bay College (FBC)

Founded on 18th February 1827, the college holds the historic record of being the oldest constituent college of the University of Sierra Leone.

Fourah Bay College holds the record for being the first Western-Style University built in Sub-Saharan Africa, from which the first sets of university graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa emerged. This college contributed immensely to Freetown gaining the nickname “the Athens of West Africa”.

The college sits on the beautiful Mount Aureol, a landscape etched in serene greenery affording it a panoramic and picturesque view of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone.
FBC has since tremendously evolved in terms of curricula and also curricular and structural reforms. In the year 2000, Fourah Bay College in an effort to modernise and standardise its previous system of assessment, the trimester system, introduced the Semester System which gave birth to the modular system within the university structure.
FBC comprises seven faculties: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics & Development Studies, and the Faculty of Communication, Media & Information Studies.
See Researcher Info
See Researcher Info