-Chief Executive Officer
April 24, 2019
By Ibrahim Tarawallie
IAMTECH is a brand that should be cherished, nurtured by all and giving the propelling force to work to a greater height for the country and for humanity, says Prof. Roseline E. Uyanga, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology (IAMTECH), an affiliate to Njala University.
According to Prof. Uyanga, the institution is arguable the fastest growing and privately owned academic institution in the country, with a commitment to meeting the human capital needs of the country, as well as that of the global job market.
She was speaking at the graduation ceremony over the weekend for the conferment of certificates, diplomas and degrees in various fields of study to 777 graduands.
She stated that as a tertiary institution, they try as much as possible to offer the type of curriculum that takes care of practical applicability and performances that will enable students to perform as they always encourage their students to use the skills acquired here very well.
Having function well under the mentorship, tutelage and supervision of Njala University for the past eight years, the erudite Nigerian professor noted that they have now metamorphosed very fast as significant successes is being recorded, having couch out a niche in the areas of science, computer and technology.
“Our vision is to reduce unemployment in the society and youth wastefulness. To be able to do this, we have a diversify curriculum that take care of the needs of different individuals. We are committed to contributing in solving the obvious upcoming problems of the free quality education, by reducing the population of unskilled youth through the provision of country friendly and market driven education that suits the diverse ability, interest, level and needs of the various products,” she noted.
According to her, the thinking that IAMTECH should not be anxious of being granted an autonomous status as a full fledge university will be very inappropriate because their successes have led to national and international accolades, citing the iconic national award in 2012 and the 2007, 2017 and 2018 Diaspora Focus awards as the best tertiary institution in the country.
Prof. Uyanga therefore urged the parent body; Njala University, Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education to accord them autonomous status so that they can contribute more to development.
The history of IATTECH started in 1991 as a computer training center and they laid the foundation for computer and information technology in Sierra Leone with the training of competent IT professionals.