OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

The Principal – Samba Moriba (PhD)

The Principal of the college provides leadership in all matters internal and external. The Principal, according to the terms of the Polytechnic and Teacher Training College Act, is to be appointed by the Minister of Education through the recommendation of Council members

The Principal should be a person of academic stature with a proven record of leadership and administrative experience.

Samba Moriba, Ph.D. (Fulbright Scholar)

ACADEMIC RECORDS 
2007 – 2011 
Ph.D. in Agricultural Education
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA Research Area: International awareness and global competence  

2001 – 2002 
M.Sc. in Agricultural Education
Njala University College University of Sierra Leone (now Njala University) Research Area: Agriculture, appropriate technology and Extension services
1992 – 1998
B.Sc. in Agricultural Education
Njala University College
University of Sierra Leone (now Njala University)
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE 
2015 – 2018
Senior Lecturer
Department of Agricultural and Home Economics Education School of Education Njala University, Sierra Leone
2012 – 2015
Lecturer 1
Department of Agricultural and Home Economics Education School of Education Njala University, Sierra Leone
2011 – 2012
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Graduate College Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA
2011 – 2012
Affiliate and Adjunct Faculty
Graduate College
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, USA  


2009 – 2010
Graduate Teaching Associate Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Graduate College Oklahoma State University Stillwater, USA
2003 – 2012
Lecturer 2
Department of Agricultural and Home Economics Education School of Education
Njala University,
Sierra Leone  
1999 – 2003
Teacher
Sierra Leone Grammar School Murray Town
Freetown, Sierra Leone
1998 – 1999
Assistant Teacher
St. Augustine Agricultural Secondary School, Tintafor Lungi, Sierra Leone
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
  2019 – 2020        
Principal
Freetown Teachers College
Jui, Kossoh Town
Freetown, Sierra Leone
  2019 – 2020
Representative
Teacher Training Colleges Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
2018 – 2019        
Acting Principal
Freetown Teachers College
Jui, Kossoh Town
Freetown,
Sierra Leon
2017 – 2018        
Director
Directorate of Planning, Quality Assurance and Performance Contract
Njala University, Sierra Leone
2016 – 2018
President
Academic Staff Association
Njala University
2015 – 2018
Coordinator
Performance Management Contract
Njala University, Sierra Leone
2015 – 2018
Head of Department
Department of Agricultural and Home Economics Education School of Education
Njala University, Sierra Leone
2014 – 2018        
Chairman
Njala University Society for Academic Advancement Editorial Board
Njala University, Sierra Leone  
2014 – 2018        
Research and Publications Coordinator
Njala University Society for Academic Advancement
Njala University, Sierra Leone
2014 – 2018
Secretary
Academic Policy Review and Curriculum Committee
Njala University
2013 – 2016        
President
University Chapter,
Njala University Alumni Association
2013 – 2016        
Financial Secretary
Academic Staff Association Njala University, Sierra Leone
2011 – 2012        
President
Toastmasters International Club 576-16 Stillwater Toastmasters, USA
 
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Papers and Posters in Conference Proceedings
 
  Kamara, J. S., & Moriba, S. (2017). Smallholder rice post-production operations in Sierra Leone: Making agricultural commercialization work in a developing country. Journal of Postharvest Technology, 5(3), 73-81.





 
Fofana, M. C., Lahai, T. G. & Moriba, S. (2017). Cocoa certification schemes: Impact on the livelihoods of farmers and communities in eastern Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the Third Annual Research Conference of the Njala University Society for Academic Advancement (NUSAA), March 21-23, 2017, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown (Poster).
Lahai, D., & Moriba, S. (2017). Contributions of village savings and loan associations to sustainable livelihoods in rural communities in the Pujehun District southern Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the Third Annual Research Conference of NUSAA, March 21-23, 2017, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown.Quee, S. S., Kandeh, J. B. A., & Moriba, S. (2017). Attitude of Lecturers towards the Integration of Food and Nutrition Security and the Right to Food into Njala University Curricula. Proceedings of NUSAA, March 21-23, 2017, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown.
Fofana, M. C., Lahai, T. G., & Moriba, S. (2016). Impact of Certification Schemes on the Livelihoods of Cocoa Farmers and Their Communitites in Eastern Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the Second Annual Research Conference of NUSAA, May 3-5, 2016, Njala University, Sierra Leone.Kante, A., Moore, A., Akeredolu, M., Edwards, M. C., Annor-Frepomg, F., & Moriba, S. (2016). Human resource development for extension and advisory services: Training, adult learning, and field methods. MEAS Discussion Paper.
Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2015). Examining the general global competence of students enrolled in an international dimension course: An attempt to internationalize undergraduate education in a college of agriculture. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension (JHSE), 3(1), 95-109.



Jusu, M., & Moriba, S. (2014). Investigating the capacity of technical and vocational education and training institutions to support agricultural and national development: Perceptions of agriculture lecturers in the Kenema District in eastern Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of NUSAA, January 28-30, 2014, Njala University, Sierra Leone
Ngegba, A. S., & Moriba, S. (2014). An assessment of the agricultural literacy level of journalists in Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the Njala University Society for Academic Advancement (NUSAA), January 28-30, 2014, Njala University, Njala Campus, Sierra Leone.



Quee, S. S., & Moriba, S. (2014). Investigating the integration of food and nutrition security and the right to food into the Njala University curriculum: Knowledge and perception of lecturers in a school of agriculture. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the Njala University Society for Academic Advancement (NUSAA), January 28-30, 2014, Njala University, Njala Campus, Sierra Leone. (Poster)
Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2013). The learning outcomes of students meeting their international dimension requirement through courses offered in a college of agriculture: Did student learning differ depending on mode of instruction delivery? Journal of Agricultural Education (JAE), 54(2), 99-113.doi: 10.5032/jae.2013.02232

Moriba, S., Edwards, M. C., Robinson, S., Cartmell, D., & Henneberry, D.(2012). Investigating the international awareness of students meeting their international dimension requirement through course offerings in a college of agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Education (JAE), 53(4), 98-111. doi: 10.5032/jae.2012.04098  
Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2012). How globally competent are students who complete an international dimension course at a U.S. college of agriculture? Implications for improving the preparation of professionals for careers in agricultural and extension education. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), May 21-24, 2012, Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand. doi: 10:5195/jiaee.2012.19206]  Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2012). Investigating the global competence of students meeting their international dimension requirement through course offerings: Implications for improving undergraduate education in the college of agriculture at Oklahoma State University. Proceedings of the National Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), May 15-18, 2012,Asheville, North Carolina, USA.  
Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2012). Causes and consequences of the privatization of public schools in post-conflict societies: The case of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society [CIES], April, 22-27, 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico.



Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2012). Investigating the global competence of students meeting their international dimension requirement through course offerings: Implications for improving undergraduate education in the college of agriculture at Oklahoma State University. Proceedings of the Southern Region Conference of the AAAE, February 4-7, 2012,Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Moriba, S., Kandeh, J. B. A., & Edwards, M. C. (2011). Diffusion of technologies by the Tikonko Agricultural Extension Centre (TAEC) to farmers of the Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone: Impacts, problems, proposed solutions, and an updated outlook. Journal of International Agricultural Education and Extension (JIAEE), 18(3), 45-60. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2011.18304 [2011 Article of the Year Award – Journal of International Agricultural Education and Extension (JIAEE)]Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2011). Investigating the international awareness of students meeting their international dimension requirement through course offerings in the college of agriculture at Oklahoma State University. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of AIAEE, July 3-7, 2011, Windhoek, Namibia. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2011.18201]  
Moriba, S., Kandeh, J. B. A., & Edwards, M. C. (2010). Diffusion of technologies by the Tikonko Agricultural Extension Centre (TAEC) to farmers of the Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone: Identifying problems and solutions. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of AIAEE, May 16-19, 2010, Saskatoon, Canada. Moriba, S., Kandeh, J. B. A., & Edwards, M. C. (2010). After conflict ends providing technology and training for novice farmers: Sierra Leone’s experience. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of AIAEE, May 16-19, 2010, Saskatoon, Canada.  
Moriba, S., Kandeh, J. B. A., & Edwards, M. C. (2009). The impact of technologies diffused by the Tikonko Agricultural Extension Centre (TAEC) on farmers of the Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of AIAEE, May 24-27, 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico.






Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2009). Tribalism and its consequences: A cancer infecting the corpus of educational leadership in many West African countries. In A. W. Wiseman (Ed.). Educational leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons – International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 11 (pp. 81-122). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1108/S1479-3679(2009)0000011006
Moriba, S., & Edwards, M. C. (2008). Expanding the teaching of vocational agriculture in Sierra Leone schools: Important questions and observations. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of AIAEE, March 11 – 14, 2008, San Jose, Costa Rica. 
RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONSULTANCIES
2015 – 2017    
Consultant
Promoting Rights in Schools: Providing Quality Public Education – ActionAid and Right to Education Project
2011
Consultant
Mainstreaming Food and Nutrition Security and the Right to Food into the Smallholder Commercialization Programme of Sierra Leone – FAO
2010 – 2012
Primary Researcher
Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) Research Grant Award – Education Support Program (ESP) and the Open Society Institute (OSI)  
2018
Project Lead
Njala University Assuring Quality in Higher Education in Sierra Leone (AQHEd-SL) A SPHEIR Project sponsored by DFID  
2019               
Lead Researcher
An Assessment of Teachers’ Skills in key Areas and Pupils’ Learning Outcome – ActionAid Sierra Leone
2020               
Lead Facilitator Teacher Professional Development Seminar and Job Fair for Final Year Students – EU
HONORS/AWARDS 
2012
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) International Travel Award


2011
Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Student Award for International Scholarship; Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Oklahoma State University
2009 – 2010
Oklahoma State University Agricultural Education Outstanding Doctoral Student
2008
Exceptional Weston Awards Fellow, Fulbright
2008
Student of the Week Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources International
2006
Fulbright Scholarship Award  


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP 
Academic Staff Association (ASA), Njala University, Sierra Leone
Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)Golden Key International Honour Society
Oklahoma State University Chapter, USANjala University Society for Academic Advancement (NUSAA)
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Oklahoma State University, USA    Toastmasters International Club 576 -16, Stillwater Toastmasters



Mohamed Peps Kallon – Vice Principal

Master of .Philosophy in Education (M.Phil. in Educ.), Fourah Bay College,   2003

Postgraduate diploma in Education, Fourah Bay College,   1998

B. A.(General) Div. II.  Fourah Bay College.  1993


OTHER STAFF IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

Alie Kanu

Alie Kanu

Webmaster

Alie Kanu

Webmaster

Prince C Brainard

Prince C Brainard

Planning & Quality Assurance Officer

Prince C Brainard

Planning & Quality Assurance Officer

Sorie Saidu Kamara

Sorie Saidu Kamara

Research & Development

Sorie Saidu Kamara

Research & Development

Philip Max Gorvie

Philip Max Gorvie

Public Relation Officer

Philip Max Gorvie

Public Relation Officer