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Sierra Leonean success in Maastricht

11 July 2007 at 02:37 | 426 views

By Our Correspondent.

A lecture room with a capacity of 150 seats at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands was the scene of a joyous graduation ceremony on the 10th of July 2007. Mr.Alfred Sankoh(photo) a Sierra Leonean by birth and nationality was one of the graduates.

Sankoh arrived last year in The Netherlands for a 12 months Masters Programme at the school of Governance (University of Maastricht), and graduated with a Master of Science in Public and Human Development. His area of specialisation is Social Policy Financing. He graduated together with 27 international students with 16 different nationality backgrounds.

Sankoh, who is in his late thirties, is also a holder of a B Sc Ed. (Maths/Econs) and an M Sc.-Statistics both from the University of Sierra Leone (Njala University College.) As a professional teacher, he taught at the following institutions while in Sierra Leone:

In 1992-93, he taught briefly at The Our Lady of Guadalupe Secondary School in Lunsar. He later proceeded to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School at Kissy Dockyard Freetown from 1993 to 1999. He finally ended up at the Milton Margai College of Education from 1999-2002.

He celebrated his departure from the classroom with his arrival at NASSIT in 2002 up to date. Mr. Sankoh is a native of Warimo village in the Koya chiefdom of PortLoko District in the Northern Province.