Wellington Secondary School Nanaimo, B.C. Canada, has donated computers and accessories to the University of Sierra Leone.
Donating the accessories on behalf of the school, Vern West Strickland who had been a long friend of the vice chancellor and principal of the University of Sierra Leone, Professor Aiah Gbakima, said he had met the university vice chancellor for over 34 years from whom he learnt a lot about Sierra Leone.
He disclosed that he would be back in November with more computers and would start a project in the villages dealing with infant and maternal health issues with senior nurses and medical students trained in the various districts. After completing the data it would be sent to Canada in readiness for project proposals for funding.
Three desk tops loaded with programmes, flash screen lap tops, UPS each for the desk top computers and a scanner were part of the items donated to the university.
Receiving the items, Professor Gbakima said he was in college with Vern West whilst he was reading chemistry.
He said what intended for the university was a centralized exams centre where the constituent colleges sent all their materials to be speedily processed to meet the university time table.
The donated lap tops and computers, according to Prof Gbakima, would either be installed at the centralized examinations centre at the university but expressed fear that should the proposal not be accepted; the computers and lap tops would be distributed to the various departments at the university.