El pasado 26 de noviembre tuvo lugar, en el recinto del St. John of God Hospital de Mabesseneh, el acto de inauguración del nuevo curso de Enfermería 2022-2023 como parte de la Universidad de Makeni.
En el video podemos ver el acto en sí, donde participaron las 306 estudiantes matriculadas. En el acto de inauguración y acogida a las estudiantes hablaron: el Rev. Profesor Joseph A. Turay, Vice Chancellor UNIMAK, el Obispo de Makeni Natalio Paganelli como Chancellor UNIMAK y el Bro. Michael Koroma como decano de la escuela de Enfermería. En el acto asistieron: 151 estudiantes de primer curso, 56 estudiantes del segundo curso, 48 estudiantes del tercer curso, más las 49 estudiantes que han completado las practicas del tercer curso del año anterior que serán graduadas para primeros de 2023. De estas estudiantes 90 residen en las residencia de estudiantes del centro.
El Br. Michael Koroma nos envía el siguiente texto:
St. John of God Lunsar Campus Matriculate 306 SRN students.
The University of Makeni st. John of God Campus has concluded their first Matriculation since it inception as a campus of the University of Makeni early this year. 306 students matriculated on the 26th November 2022 in the Campus . The Campus is host to the Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Provost of the campus Brother Michael Koroma was impressed with the students » I am happy that the students have come this far to their academic journey» he said . The campus is now host to 3 departments of the University. These include the SRN department, Public Health Department and the Clinical Psychology department. However, this Matriculation ceremony is for the SRN students based in the new St. John of God UNIMAK campus..This the first matriculation since it inception as a campus of the University early this year. The Campus is presently working on introducing a BSC in Nursing.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Makeni Professor Joseph Turay officially welcomed the students to the first Matriculation of St. John of God Lunsar Campus. He said we are the pride of Sierra Leone.» You are going to set the pace as students» he said. He said at UNIMAK we building a civilization of love. » We build the common good and build our country» he said . The University is a centre of excellent. This is why we are different from other Universities. He said over 50 % of the country’s population are youths under 25 years. He appreciated the staff of the new campus for demonstrating , cherishing, celebrating and holding up the values of the University. He encouraged the students to set the pace and be examples of society in the midst of the challenges faced by their families because of the economic difficulties. He said at UNIMAK we are united as one people building a culture of peace. «Here at UNIMAK we don’t have red or green. We are building the human resource and promote development. This is how we build our country» he said.
Professor Turay admonished the students to be steadfast and God fairing as medical practitioners working for the common good. The Chancellor of the University of Makeni Bishop Natalie Panganelli congratulated the students for gaining admission to UNIMAK.» Be responsible and dedicated students» he said. He informed the students that they are there because they want contribute to the development of Sierra Leone by building a civilization of love. We need the cooperation of everybody to succeed as a University especially the St. John of God Campus . UNIMAK is a University located in Sierra Leone. He encouraged the students to avoid any form of violence and corruption on campus. » Report any form of sexual harassment on campus let us fight for a better country » he said. Bishop Panganelli urged the students to stop the culture of violence in the University. » Be good and honest professionals » he ended. of the University after signing the Matriculation register. St. John of God Lunsar Campus Matriculate . 306 students.