ACADEMIC CHEATING AND ITS NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES: WHAT, HOW, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY?
“The battle is neither for the swift, nor the strong but those who endure” Those with the swiftness of a Dove and the pervading endurance of an Eagle let them fly; phoenix-like, slowly, but surely, we’d trot our way through” “Those who deny freedom to others deserves it not themselves”-Abraham Lincoln
Sometime last March, I listened to the regular BBC “Africa Have Your Say” programme and the subject of the discussion in question was academic cheating especially at tertiary level acrossthe Globebut with emphasis on Africa. The discussants, mainly youth who had either gone or are going through the rigours of University education debated the topic bringing to bear their various experiences and or responses to challenges during their days in the University.
On Tuesday the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel opened its doors today after a complete refurbishment which has focused on stylish and spacious interiors and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko is Sierra Leone’s first five star hotel and achieving those sorts of standards has taken time and the entire refurbishment of the building to Radisson Blu’s exacting standards. The hotel features 172 rooms and suites, many with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Freetown, April 5, 2014: The Electoral Commission of SLAJ wishes to inform the membership that two (2) of the three (3) nominees deemed to be ineligible to contest for the position of IMC Commissioners under the Broadcast Category filed an appeal within the 48 hour window given to them. The Commission examined the appeals and reached the following conclusion:
I want to pay a glowing tribute to a statesman of the 21st century modern Sierra Leone. Born in Pendembu, Kailahun District on February 16, 1932, former President, Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah rose to the rank as Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service hierarchy only to flee Sierra Leone after President Siaka Stevens won the 1967 hotly contested election. While at the UN, he acquired the cherished wisdom and the magnetic gift of negotiation – something he sacredly used during the peace talk with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader, Corporal Foday Sabana Sankoh both in Abidjan, Cote d ‘ivoire and Lome, Togo in West Africa.
Warm and precious greetings to you, our Honourable First Lady and my beloved Commoners, as we approach the Easter period. In this edition, I would like to deliberate on the recently handed down Judgement on the National Revenue Authority (NRA)/EcoBank Corruption litigation, Youth Empowerment and the Law School saga.
2013 Barristers and Solicitors
C/o Sierra Leone Bar Association
11Lamina Sankoh Street
The Honorable Chief Justice 3rd April, 2014
Republic of Sierra Leone
Chairperson of the Council of Legal Education
Law Courts Building
Our Honorable Chief Justice, RE: SCANDALOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST NEWLY CALLED MEMBERS OF THE BAR.
We are concerned with the allegations made against newly called members of the Bar. Such allegations have the tendency not only to militate against us but greatly jeopardize our standing in the eyes of the public. For the past three months, there have been scandalous publications in both the electronic and print media impinging on the credibility of the 2013 Bar Final Examination. Subsequently, a committee was set-up to investigate the results. We have been reliably informed that the said committee has concluded its investigations and submitted its findings to the Council of Legal Education for final decision.
Nineteen Fragile States to Meet In Sierra Leone June 2014
“The group of eighteen of the world’s fragile and conflict affected countries, which have come together to share experiences and encourage international actions to engage more effectively in support of state led transitions from fragility to agility will meet in Sierra Leone, June 2014” Said Dr. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Finance and Economic Development Minister.
SIERRA LEONE HIGH COURT HANDS DOWN CUSTODIAL SENTENCES ON NRA/ECO BANK OFFICIALS FOR CORRUPTION OFFENCES
The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by the HONORABLE MR. JUSTICE M.A. PAUL, on 10th April 2014, pronounced sentence in the matter of the STATE VS SOLOMON HINDOLO KATTA and OTHERS; having found them guilty in a judgment delivered on 3rd April 2014.