College of Medicine gets US$50,000 book donation


October 6, 2016 By Alusine Sesay

The Faculty of Villanova University College of Nursing, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America, has through Rev. Joseph Mojoko Koroma presented US$50,000 worth of text books to the Faculty of Nursing at College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone.

The presentation took place yesterday at the college secretariat, New England Ville, in Freetown.

Presenting the books on behalf of Rev. Mojoko Koroma, Dr. Samuel Kargbo said the former has the country’s education at heart and that he would continue empowering the sector in diverse forms.

He informed the recipients that the text books were recently authored materials meant to empower the nursing faculty in Sierra Leone.

Receiving the text books, Acting Deputy Registrar of the College, Dorothy Adeola, expressed her deepest gratitude and appreciation, stating that one of the constraints of students was that text books are relatively hard to come by, thus describing the donation as timely.

She, however, appealed for more donations to other faculties, which she said were equally constrained in accessing recent materials to carry out basic academic researches.

Dean of Faculty of Nursing at COMAHS, Dr. Mathew Vandi, also expressed his appreciation, stating that the books were recent and the right materials needed by students and lecturers alike.

“We are happy receiving the books at a time when they are needed by the college. Our students cannot afford to buy these books and I hope they would make proper use of them,” he said.

Giving a brief background about the donor, Rev. Joseph S. Fornah said Mojoko Koroma is a Bachelor of Science Nursing graduate from Vallanova in the United States.

He told the recipients that Koroma cares a lot about quality nursing education in his home country, Sierra Leone, and that he is a humanitarian that has the desire to assist in his own little way.

He informed them that his church, Faith Wesleyan Church, Darby, in the USA, and other Africa churches sent a container of healthcare supplies during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Rev. Fornah said Koroma has promised to continue soliciting support from friends and other humanitarians to donate books in the medical field as well as Liberal Arts.