By: ALHASSAN BANGURA
Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) has on Saturday, 5th March, 2022 introduced Drone Technology at the Njala University Campus at Mokonde. Students of Njala University and other educational institutions were present at the event.
Starting her presentation, the UAV technical lead, Hassatu Rokie Sesay explained the rationale of the training; stating that, most Sierra Leoneans lack the knowledge about the uses of drones and how to operate them. As a result, they sometime end up doing wrong things with the device.
Stating the relevance of drones, Rokie Sesay emphasized that drones are technologies that can help make life easy, as they can be used to take photos and videos, transport medicine and other products to different places expediently.
The UAV technical lead further stated that the training was important because, in two weeks, international Drone Companies will be visiting Njala University – Sierra Leone to test some recently made drones. That, she said, was the reason for which the Government of Sierra Leone alongside other supporting agencies is constructing a drone corridor at Njala University.
“Njala University will be hosting International Drone Companies in two weeks; hence this training is important for you,” Rokie Sesay said.
Expressing his gratitude to DSTI, Francis Conteh, a Business Information Technology student at Njala University said that the program was one of the most educative he had attended and requested that, such trainings continue to make the agenda at Njala University.
Appreciating the strides of DSTI, Saffa Lansana, a Lecturer in the Geography Department at N’jala commended the officials of DSTI, suggesting that the training will set the platform for Sierra Leoneans to know the rightful uses of drone machines.
With the advancement of technology over the world, it makes every sense for universities in Sierra Leone to make a judicious usage of the opportunity.
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It really makes sense that Sierra Leonean understand how to use drones.
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