List of universities in Sierra Leone. Education in Sierra Leone is legally required for all children for six years at primary level (Class P1-P6) and three years in junior secondary education, but a shortage of schools and teachers has made implementation impossible. Two thirds of the adult population of the country are illiterate.
The Sierra Leone Civil War resulted in the destruction of 1,270 primary schools, and in 2001, 67% of all school-age children were out of school. The situation has improved considerably since then with primary school enrolment doubling between 2001 and 2005 and the reconstruction of many schools since the end of the war. Students at primary schools are usually 6 to 12 years old, and in secondary schools 13 to 18. Primary education is free and compulsory in government-sponsored public schools.
The country has three universities: Fourah Bay College, founded in 1827 (the oldest university in West Africa), University of Makeni (established initially in September 2005 as The Fatima Institute, the college was granted university status in August 2009, and assumed the name University of Makeni, or UNIMAK), and Njala University, primarily located in Bo District. Njala University was established as the Njala Agricultural Experimental Station in 1910 and became a university in 2005. Teacher training colleges and religious seminaries are found in many parts of the country.
EUCLIDE (Euclid University)
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This is a list of universities in Sierra Leone.
Universities in Sierra Leone
- University of Sierra Leone
- College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
- Eastern Polytechnic
- Fourah Bay College
- Njala University
- University of Makeni
- University of Management and Technology, Sierra Leone
The University of Management and Technology is a private university located in Freetown, Sierra Leone. UNIMTECH educates undergraduate students nationwide. UNIMTECH as three schools: the school of public administration, school of social science, and school of technology, comprising more than 10 fields of study. UNIMTECH is scattered across the nation in Freetown, Bo, Kono, Lunsar, and Kambia.
- Dura Institute of Development and Management Studies (DIDAMS College)
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