May 1, 2015 By Jariatu Bangura
Some 414 students of the Institute of Advance Management and Technology (IAMTECH), an affiliate to Njala University, have matriculated, to commence various degree and diploma courses.
Speaking during the auspicious event, Principal and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Laurreta Will-Sillah, welcomed and congratulated the freshmen and women for meeting the criteria for admission into the school and their respective departments.
She said the institution offers courses in mining, petroleum, ICT, procurement, accounting and finance, logistics, human resource management and development studies, which are proactive, marketable and career driven.
“Our focus is students’ career success with employment, business and other professional opportunities. IAMTECH has seven main campuses in Freetown, Brookfields, Rokupr, Kambia, Kono, Lunsar and Bo,” she said and urged students to comply with rules and regulations of the school and spend quality time reading and researching in the library.
She disclosed plans to transform the college into an autonomous university with focus on hybrid system flexibility learning strategies/choices, including traditional face-to-face, distance education, online video classes, national socio-economic growth and online learning.
Dr. Will-Sillah appealed to the government, NGOs and donor agencies to support the institution with scholarships and grants-in-aid for students, construction of the road leading to the college, as well as help them build additional administration offices and to increase their subvention.
Also, Dean of Social Science, Abdullah Bobson Turay, congratulated and commended the students for making the right choice to pick IAMTECH, which he described as “one of the fastest growing colleges in the country”.
“IAMTECH will continue to provide training in industrial, commercial, applied technology, managerial manpower. Let me say that academic clubs are allowed but should not engage in cultism,” he warned.