More Internet Connectivity In Schools, Universities

By Thomas S. Kembay

The Director General of Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB), Mohamed Sheriff has disclosed that before the end of June there will be internet connectivity in more schools, colleges and universities.

According to Mohamed Sheriff, they will include the Government Secondary School and Christ the King College (CKC) in Bo city, Government Secondary School, Kenema, Government Secondary School, Magburaka, Njala University Campus in Mokonde, University of Makeni (UNIMAK) and Eastern Polytechnic in Kenema which will gain the status of University by next academic year.

According to the MD, other schools and institutions that have long been connected include Fourah Bay College (FBC), Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET), Institute of Public Administration and Management and (IPAM), Albert Academy and Prince of Wales.

“Due to the lack of science teachers and lecturers coupled with poor incentive in the rural settlement, students and pupils will have access to learning materials from advanced institutes across the world,” said the SALCAB boss.

Mr. Sheriff stressed that the country has made tremendous improvement in the ICT industry. He disclosed that prior to the landing of the submarine cable, Sierra Leone was using only 20 megabytes per second but today, over 6 gigabytes in being used.