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Encyclopedia > Fourah Bay College
Fourah Bay College
Established 1827
Type Public
Principal Dr. V.E.H. Strasser-King
Students 2,000 total
Location Freetown, Sierra Leone
Campus Freetown campus (urban)
Affiliations University of Sierra Leone
Website Fourah Bay College

Fourah Bay College (founded in 1827 as the first western-style university in West Africa) is a university in Fourah Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone under the banner of the University of Sierra Leone (from 1966 to 2005) and formerly affiliated with Durham University (from 1876 - 1967). The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Map of Sierra Leone showing the capital Freetown Freetown, population 1,070,200 (2004), is the largest city and capital of Sierra Leone, lying on the Freetown Peninsula on the Atlantic coast. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The University of Sierra Leone is the name of the former unitary public university system in Sierra Leone, which, as of May 2005, was reconstitued into the individual colleges of Fourah Bay College and Njala University college. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Map of Sierra Leone showing the capital Freetown Freetown, population 1,070,200 (2004), is the largest city and capital of Sierra Leone, lying on the Freetown Peninsula on the Atlantic coast. ... The University of Sierra Leone is the name of the former unitary public university system in Sierra Leone, which, as of May 2005, was reconstitued into the individual colleges of Fourah Bay College and Njala University college. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Former colleges of Durham University are those colleges that have been part of Durham University, but have since folded or cancelled their association with Durham. ... Affiliations 1994 Group, European University Association, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, Universities UK, N8 Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...

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History

Established in 1827 as an Anglican missionary school (by the Church Missionary Society), Fourah Bay College soon became a magnet for the patriated former slaves and other Africans seeking higher education under the British Empire, especially in the fields of Theology and Education. It was the first western-style university in West Africa. Under colonialism, Freetown was known as the "Athens of Africa" as a homage to the college. Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Church Mission Society (formerly the Church Missionary Society) is a voluntary society working with the Anglican Church and other Protestant Christians around the world. ... Krio is a language spoken in Sierra Leone. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason) means reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God. ...


Notable alumni

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther (c. ... The Right Reverend Alexander Babatunde Akinyele, LTh, BA, MA, DD, CBE (September 5, 1875 – October 1, 1968) was the first Anglican Diocesan Bishop of Ibadan, Nigeria. ... Photograph of J.E. Casely Hayford Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford or Ekra-Agiman (1866–1930) was a Fante journalist, author, lawyer, educator, and politician who supported pan-African nationalism. ... John Albert Musselman Karefa-Smart is a politician from Sierra Leone and current leader of the United National Peoples Party. ... Ernest Bai Koroma (born 2 October 1953 in Makeni, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone) is a politician in Sierra Leone. ...

Fourah Bay College today

As of 1998/1999, the student enrollment was around 2,000 in four faculties and five institutes. It had consistently expanded the 10 years previous. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Current faculties

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Current institutes

  • Institute of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Institute of marine Biology and Oceanography
  • Institute of Population Studies
  • Institute of Library and Archive Studies and Mass Communications

External links

  • Sierra Leone Encyclopedia 2006 - Fourah Bay College
  • Official web-site of Fourah Bay College

 
 

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