Good News : The rehabilitation of Fourah Bay College has started


Rehabilitation work on Fourah Bay College has started. The  dilapidated dorms and facilities of the  one-time Athens of West Africa are undergoing complete reconstruction.

Additional infrastructural developments will also be made, COCORIOKO  learnt today.

The reconstruction and expansion of Sierra Leone’ s premier  university is being undertaken  through an agreement with the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

COCORIOKO  has also learnt that  US$36.65 million was procured for the project , which was provided by the following :  OFID-US$13 million ;  Saudi Fund-US$12 million; BADEA-US$8 million, and  the government of Sierra Leone US$3.65 million.

When the agreement was signed two years ago, the Principal of the college,  Professor E.J.D. Thompson, called the project  “a celebration of a renewal of education and the quest for excellence and progress”. He also said that  “it will create the physical environment that will enable quality learning which  is in line with Pillar 3 of the Agenda for Prosperity” .

Professor S. Gbamanja, the Vice-Chancellor of the University  said that the reconstruction will give back to Fourah Bay College its lost glory.

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