The Management of the University of Sierra Leone (USL) wishes to inform the press and the general public about its interventions to re-engineer strategic academic and administrative processes in order to improve on the performance of the University. The re-engineering initiative is an outcome of consultative deliberations with senior administrative and academic staff on a wide range of quality issues aimed at raising standards in key aspects of the University’s
The deliberations brought Heads of Campuses, all Deans, Heads of Departments and Administrative Managers to explore solutions towards improving standards and performance of academics, administrative staff and students of the University of Sierra Leone. The objecti ves of the consultative meetings throughout the re-engineering drive are:
I. To develop a framework that will ensure that USL is producing competent and qualified graduates to meet national and global needs;
2. To consolidate and promote intellectual development through effective University governance and faculty administration which will produce the desired impact on research, teaching and community service; and
3. To map out strategies for resource mobilization for the re-engineering initiatives and their implementation.
On 25th May 2021, Senate met and approved key recommendations emanating from the consultative sessions. As a result, five project groups have been set up to implement the thematic
objectives of the re-engineering initiatives:
Theme 1: Harmonisation of admissions and assessment processes, including exit criteria;
Theme 2: Centralized coordination of extramural and short course programmes with the setting up of the University of Sierra Leone Extra Mural Institute (Community College);
Theme 3: Splitting, merging and creating new faculties and departments at FB ,lPAM & COMAHS;
Theme 4: Building an e-Learning infrastructure, developing e-Learning resources and training of lecturers aimed at launching online Postgraduate courses and expanding USL’s distance learning offers, and
Theme 5: Review of Administrative Functions.
Project teams are working on the five thematic objectives to ensure the implementation of the re- engineering plans, some of which will be rolled out later this year.
The University remains committed to the national call for quality education for human capital
For more information and clarifications, please contact the Director of Media, Alumni and
International Relations, University of Sierra Leone, Dr. Tonya Musa on +23276507160