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Internet connectivity for FBC students reaffirmed by Information Minister

By: Zacharia Jalloh Strategic Communications Unit, MIC.

A delegation from the Fourah Bay College (FBC) Students Union has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Information and Communications, Mr Mohamed Rahman Swarray, to inform him about the many challenges they are facing as students on the campus and to specifically solicit support for the establishment of an internet Cafe and internet connectivity, to enhance students’ research and other academic pursuits. The meeting was held at the conference room of the Ministry of Information and Communications on the 10th March 2022.

The delegation from the Student’s Union included Mr. Abdulai J. Kanneh, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Presidential Spokesperson Ms. Mary Sia Foyah, Minister of Finance, Ms. Mary Leonora Tarawallie, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Fatima Zara Sesay and Minister of Water Resources Mr. Minkailu Sama.

In her opening address, the Presidential spokesperson, Ms. Mary Sia Foyah, catalogued the needs of students at FBC and why they need the Minister’s support.

Responding, the Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swarray, assured the delegation that there is a Government digital drive that is currently ongoing, which is in line with President Bio’s Vision to ensure Sierra Leone catches up with the fourth industrial revolution, and Fourah Bay College is in line to benefit directly from this drive.

“Digitalization is among government’s commitment in improving the economy and enhanced human capital development. This is why our government is keen to see we digitalize systems to enhance service delivery and economic growth. We will definitely look at your concerns and explore the possibilities and opportunities.” The minister assured.

In conclusion, the Minister instructed his Director of Communications, Mr. Muminin Jalloh to do all the necessary spadework that will ensure the student’s demands are met.

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