COMMITTEE OF VICE CHANCELLORS AND PRINCIPALS OF TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN SIERRA LEONE DONATES TO AUGUST 14 FLOOD VICTIMS

Tertiary Education Institutions in Sierra Leone through the Conference of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP), have donated the sum of Seventy Two Million Leones to the August 14 flood victims. The donation was made through the Office of the Vice President, to the National Disaster Relief Fund.

In a brief statement the Interim Chairman of the CVCP – SL Professor Abdullah Mansaray of the Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology said that the amount of money donated was to supplement government’s effort in addressing the humanitarian consequences of the calamity that struck the nation on that day. Professor Mansaray pointed out that the donation represented contributions from the University of Sierra Leone, Njala University, University of Makeni, Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Eastern Polytechnic, the Freetown Teachers College and the Confucius Institute at USL. He added that other donations had been made directly to victims by individual institutions.

Vice President Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh addressing members of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown. Seated by him is the Minister of Education Science and Technology

Receiving the donation, Vice President Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh expressed appreciation for the financial support for the flood victims. He said that the total number of victims was yet to be confirmed, adding that bodies were even discovered as far as Guinea along the ocean and creeks. The Vice President mentioned that the collaboration between Universities in Sierra Leone demonstrated a firm commitment towards addressing the challenges faced by institutions of higher learning in the country. He encouraged members of the CVCP – SL to maintain decorum on their respective campuses whilst promoting their core mandates of teaching, research and community service. He admonished Universities in the country to collaborate with government to develop new courses that will help address the problems relating to urban planning and the environment.

Senior Officers of Tertiary Education Institutions in Sierra Leone, the Minister and Officers of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology pose for a group photograph after the donation ceremony at the Office of the Vice President at Tower Hill in Freetown

Munda Rogers

PRO – USL