By Munda Rogers ,Senior Assistant PRO, USL

The University of Sierra Leone has concluded orientation ceremony for its new students. The programmes were held at the respective campuses of the university: the College of Medicine and Allied Health sciences (10th – 12th  March, 2021) Fourah Bay College (12th  and 13th March, 2021) and the Institute of Public Administration and Management (16th and 17th March, 2021)

Officers of the University of Sierra Leone at the Orientation ceremony

Orientation in the university is designed for new students to enable them to know about the university before they become fully involved in the activities and operations of the  various colleges. During this ceremony newly admitted students meet with the University community and the administration of the colleges.

A cross section of the FBC New students at the Orientation ceremony at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre

The orientation ceremonies were focused on issues including the administrative and academic structures of the university, the policy on centralized admission, students’ registration, the modular system and mode of assessments, class attendance, students’ welfare, drug abuse, health services, library facilities, career development, ICT facilities and extra – curricular activities among others.

Mrs. Olive Barrie, Registrar of the University of Sierra Leone addressing new students.

Addressing the new students across the campuses, the Registrar of the University, Mrs. Olive Barrie admonished the new clients to follow all rules and regulations governing the students in all the campuses of the University. She pointed out that the administration is always willing to look into every concern raised by students adding that they should not be shy to forward their concerns and interest using appropriate channels. Mrs.  Barrie said students should be mindful of their stay in the university by working very hard to fulfill the requirement leading to graduation.  She appealed to the new students not only to go through the University but the students in turn should allow the University to go through them.

A cross section of IPAM New students at Orientation at the multi-purpose building, Tower Hill campus

Various speakers at the orientation programme including; the Deputy Vice Chancellors of the constituent colleges, Heads of Directorates, Deans of Faculties and heads campus religious groups.

A cross section of COMAHS New Students at Orientation at the Jui – Kossoh Town campus