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Dr. Sabi Sabi
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https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats
Bra Enviable Korkoiye
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Where is Sengbe's old FBC? And Bra Enviable's backdoor US university?
DMK
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I can't speak for now but nothing wrong with FBC back in the old days. I don't know when Sengbe was there though.
Sengbe
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I did not go to FBC. From Bo School, form 5, after GCE O'Levels, I went to Napier College of Science & Technology, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kamabai
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Bra Enviable did not go to a back door US university.  The man went to Georgia State University, a prominent American university.
A.G. Tarfaiykor
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I thought  Sengbe and Bra E went to MIT or Howard. These guys should put their tails between their legs and stop the commonality of noises. One of the best southeastern academics I have ever come across is the humble and modest David Senge the PhD in Mechanical Engineering student at MIT who is now promoting the teenage sensation Kevin Doe. The bintu academics should learn from David.

Way back in those days when winning a scholarship to study in the west was a rarity and winning one to study in the Iron Curtain was commonplace, this duo that is always critical of other parties or tribes, was among the controversial ones chosen by the then Siaka Stevens government to study in the UK and US and was expected to return after the studies to participate meaningfully in nation-building. The scholarships were made possible by the duo's APC-connected relatives who had to bulldoze their way through the ministry of education and in the final stages of selection, even leapfrogged more deserving and more patriotic northerners to beat them to the coveted awards. Today all this duo can give as pay-back is destructive criticism permeated by hardcore tribalism, jealousy and hatred for the fingers that fed them.

Now with Victor Foh a true-blue Mende poised to become the next prezo or the next democratically-elected VP, I know once the outcome of the APC convention favours him either way, the duo will start making secret preparations to return home to join the new gravy train come a year from now.
Franko Muana
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I do not know about Sengbe, however I know that Bra E went to FBC. He graduated with Honours and he was a Research Assistance at the University of Sierra Leone for two years before he bagged a scholarship to further his Education in the USA.
A.G. Tarfaiykor
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Franko can you provide some of Bra E's publications including the links? Are they published in journals or just individual papers?
Ishmail Kamara
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A.G. Tarfaiykor AKA Musa Kenema,

Why are you so obsessed with Bra E and Sengbe?  Bra E attended CKC, Fourah Bay College and Georgia State University.  You attended Ahmadiyya, Technical Institute, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh and other useless schools.  Quite an alarming contrast with the erudite Bra E.

You are asking for links to Bra E's publications.  Have you ever identified your true self here?  Kakarass.
Sengbe Ishmail Kamara
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Ishmail Kamara aka Sengbe if AG Tarfaiykor is Musa Kenema, then you should include the following in his list of attended institutions: Chalmers University of Technology, Royal University of Technology and Gothenburg University much to your alaki envy. These are all world class institutions! So even though you kakarass guys have been living in the past by still considering Ahmadiyya inferior to your archaic schools, MK an output of that alma mater has done what you consider unthinkable. 

As far as I am concerned Bra E has no publications to his credit so stop the falsity and useless hype. And incase you will try to lie, I have membership to most august databases be it in education or engineering with which I can easily expose you.

Get it in your head that MK has never attended any useless school during his academic life.
Yonibana
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Bra,

How many schools did Musa Kenema attend?  Was he flunking out and getting kicked out of these lowly schools?  Hehehehe
Alaki Kailahun
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Lol. Yonnibana MK graduated from all those three universities on time and that includes internships, projects and thesis work unlike you who had to re-take exams ten times before making the right grades and had to wait for a year or two before being cleared to work on your thesis. Lampay kakarass!
Laimpay Ismael
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Hahaha.  Musa Kenema is not an educated man.  This fella has always avoided academic rigor by attending useless schools. Yes, there has always been the need to take the easy way out.

Among the scores of useless schools that the dull fella attended are Kissy Primary Municipal School, Ahmadiyya Muslim Seconday School, Technical Institute, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh.

Attending Ahmadiyya from Kissy Primary Municipal means that Musa Kenema did not pass the Selective Entrance Exam.  And attending Technical Institute from Ahmadiyya means that Musa Kenema did not pass the School Certificate Exam.  Technical Institute is meant for School drop outs. 

But it is not yet late.  We can get Musa Kenema to the United States, prepare him for a college entrance exam and have him attend a good university in the United States.

Compare Musa Keneman to Bra E?  Porrohhhh!!! Bra E went to prestigious CKC and followed that with the citadel of learning - Fourah Bay College before doing graduate studies at the world renown George State University.

Laimpay for true
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Laimpay Ishmael is really a laimpay boy. Kissy Primary School (KPS) and Model Municipal are next to each other. So where is Kissy Primary Municipal located at. Hehehe! Laimpay for true.
TheOneAndOnlyMusketeer
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"Technical Institute is meant for School drop outs".

That is the Sierra Leonean mindset for you. From the experience of living in both Sierra Leone and the West, i believe we need loads of those. We should even go further to create an Institute of Apprenticeships to mirror one created recently in the UK.

The remit of that new UK institution is to work with Trades Bodies, Colleges and Technical Institutes to properly harness the expected £2 billion pounds windfall, from the recently imposed APPRENTICESHIP LEVY on organisations with more than £3 million turnover, to plug the looming skills gap envisioned after BREXIT. The Trades Bodies will be at the forefront of designing the new apprenticeships to meet the needs of local employers and the country's skills requirements.

That £2 Billion amount will be topped up by the IMMIGRATION LEVY. Every business or organisation that wants to recruit a Non-EU Migrant from overseas will need to part with £1,000. The target is to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. These could include degree-based apprenticeships as well, reducing the grind of daily lectures.

Why are they doing all this? They have come to realise that the previous target of 50% of school leavers going to University is a folly. With £9,000 tuition fees and some Graduates, especially in the Humanities, ending up stacking shelves at supermarkets, the shift to apprenticeships could be both supply and demand-led.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/10872849/School-leavers-better-off-training-for-a-trade-than-going-to-university.html

Europe's economic powerhouse, Germany, with a well-established apprenticeship system reinforcing its industrial base, could be a template. Less school pupils there go to University. At the age of 14, academic and vocational pathways are mapped out for the kids. Even those who take the academic pathway could opt to garner a trades skill first before eventually going to Uni. All of these obtain in a country where you do not pay a penny to go to Uni. 

Laimpay Ishmael you are plain wrong and should be ashamed of yourself with your uppish, condescending, snobbish, derisory and contemptuous attitude towards Technical Institute. Musa Kenema might have cut his teeth as a Mechanical Design Engineer and satiate his aptitude for every thing practical from that humble and unique institution. 

You are grandstanding as if you attended Scotland's St Andrews or University of Edinburgh instead of the one (Heriot-Watt) with less pedigree and entry requirements.lol.
Alaki Kailahun
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"Among the scores of useless schools that the dull fella attended are Kissy Primary Municipal School, Ahmadiyya Muslim Seconday School, Technical Institute, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh.

Attending Ahmadiyya from Kissy Primary Municipal means that Musa Kenema did not pass the Selective Entrance Exam.  And attending Technical Institute from Ahmadiyya means that Musa Kenema did not pass the School Certificate Exam.  Technical Institute is meant for School drop outs". 

Laimpay Ismael, inspite of your ignominious rantings coupled with huge amounts of ignorance, one thing is for sure and that is MK is now a world class mechanical engineer who specializes in automotive engineering. As a professional MK uses computer aided design tools, computation fluid dynamics tools, vehicle safety simulation tools like MADYMO and a host of other tools which you have never seen or heard of in your life. Deal with that my friend! Your hero-worshipped Bra Enviable does not come close because he does not have what it takes to be an engineer. He is one of those mathematics weaklings who could not survive the science lessons and had to run to the arts or commercial classes to save face. He did not have the systemizer brain type to be a natural science student and what is worse he was not intelligent enough to understand scientific phenomena.

To help you of your chronic ignorance in which you have languished all your years on earth, opting for technical studies has nothing to do with poor GCE results. It is dependent on what the individual wants to become in the future. What escaped you is the fact that at the technical institute one can study up to higher diploma level or technician three level which required at least four O'levels. With a higher diploma you can be admitted to FBC where ordinary diploma courses in engineering and other areas were also offered. First try to discern between the technical institute and the trade centre. Due to your stark ignorance you had equated the technical institute to the trade centre which is totally erroneous! At the trade centre only skilled craftsmen were produced and one of the entry requirements was attaining the form three level at high school. On the other hand the technical institute produced technicians as well as technician-engineers and as I have previously mentioned one of the entry requirements was three or four O'levels depending on the course area. And for your information MK got all nine subjects in his O'levels and had to opt for technical institute because of poor financial support.

Get that in your contorted brain. Kakarass! Tina di ening! 


Alhaji Sofiane Jawula
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This Laimpay Ismael guy is really funny.  But truth be told, the guy is a realist.  Lets face it, institutions like the Freetown Technical Institute have never lived up to the ideals for which they were founded.  Hence their graduates are underrepresented in the mainstream of Sierra Leone's labor force.

There is a big difference between what an institution should be and what it is.  Like the now defunct Kenema Institute, the Freetown Technical Institute was established to provide Sierra Leone with a much needed middle manpower, which is critical to economic development.  But over the years, the administration of these institutes have been so mired in corruption that they have literally become destinations for less ambitious students.

A smart and ambitious student that aces the school certificate exams will not go to the Freetown Technical Institute.  If he decides to continue with his education in Sierra Leone, he will either go to Fourah Bay College, Njala University or the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM).   The next tier of ambitious students will go to the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology.   So maybe Laimpay Ismael has a point that Musa Kenema has a history of avoiding academic rigor.
Alaki Kailahun
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A smart and ambitious student that aces the school certificate exams will not go to the Freetown Technical Institute.  If he decides to continue with his education in Sierra Leone, he will either go to Fourah Bay College, Njala University or the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM).

Not everyone! Most will want to pursue their post secondary school studies overseas taking the reputation of those institutions into consideration.Reigning supreme in those institutions was pure commercialisation rather than merit. So not everyone was motivated to go there for any studies.

Alhaji Sofiane Jawula if you grew up in SL you would have noticed that not everyone had the financial might as well as the connection to compete for admission to FBC and other institutions you have mentioned. An ambitious boy can do everything to become what he wants. And remember also that for technical competencies FBC was not the right place because all they had in their workshops were old scraps just for show business. The Freetown Technical institute used to provide 50-50 in terms of knowledge and skills which technicians required so the best bet was to avoid FBC whose graduates were only equipped with knowledge. Most FBC guys who got employment in places like SIEROMCO or SIERRA RUTILE needed to taught by technicians from FTI and  KTI. But why not talk about the present? MK took master's degrees in engineering from European institutions, a feat which Laimpay Ismael cannot or will never achieve in his entire life!

Alhaji Sofiane Jawula
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Alaki Kailahun,

I grew up in Sierra Leone and I am resolute in my conviction that a student that aces the school certificate exams and that wants to continue with his/her education in Sierra Leone will not choose the Freetown Technical Institute over Fourah Bay College and Njala University.

Remember, I used the word ace.  What that means is that the brilliant student will get a scholarship to either FBC or Njala.  So the the issue of poverty is irrelevant here.  And in the age of Northernization, it will even be easier for Musa Kenema with a Kamara last name.

I am not here to disparage any institution of learning but on the same token, I do buy into the notion that the Freetown Technical Institute has been a bastion for training students that want to excel in the technical fields.  That was the mission under which that institution was established.  But the reality is that administrative mismanagement and corruption had forced it to be more appealing  to students that are less competitive in mainstream learning environments.
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