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In Sierra Leone, Texas University African Programme Director Boosts FBC
By Aruna Turay
Jul 20, 2010, 17:12
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Sierra Leonean born founding director for African Programmes at the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Alusine Jalloh on Friday 15th July 2010 donated soft ware items to the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone on behalf of Texas University.  The philanthropic ceremony took place at the Deputy Vice Chancellors Office, FBC Campus, Mount Aureal in Freetown.


The donated items included 24 (twenty four) Central Processing Units (CPUs), 5 lap top computers, 30 monitor keyboards, 12 flat screen computer monitors and assorted cables.

 

FBC's Professor Yormah Recieving the donation from Dr. Jalloh


Presenting the items to university authorities, Dr. Alusine Jalloh said the gesture was in recognition of the existing understanding between Texas University and the FBC for the setting up of a Social Works Department.  The donation of these computers and accessories forms part of this on going relationship between the two colleges, he informed, adding that the gesture was part of a long term collaborative efforts to try to help set up a social work department, in addition to helping FBC in such ways as fund raising and other development initiatives.


Dr. Jalloh further disclosed that in the near future when the department shall have been set up, Texas universities will be affording Fourah Bay College with visiting professor and lecturers to facilitate courses in our university.


Receiving the items on behalf of the college, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Thomas B. R Yormah thanked Texas University authorities for such a kind gesture.  He referred to the donation of computers and accessories as timely, at the time he said FBC was about to introduce computer courses for students.  These items will help immensely in the establishment of the course area, he informed, while emphasizing that after the setting up of that department no student would be allowed to graduate from FBC without being a computer literate.


On behalf of Fourah Bay College, the professor once more thanked Texas University and the promised to use the computers for their intended purposes, while hoping for more collaborative assistance from the college.   


Global Connection Partnership Network (GCPN) Representative of Texas University, Mr. Ronald Hill who doubles as the networks regional catalyst for West Africa in his delivery said they were working to see that the department is established at FBC.  Giving a brief overview of GCPN, he said it is Texas based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in partnership with Texas University to map out a project for both humanitarian and academic pursuit.  The project will be set up at Jui hopefully in August this year catering for technology training and other facilities such as clinics.  He concluded by saying that project aims mainly at helping orphans and widows in this country.


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