Academia

Education is power and it is no doubt that when you are equipped with this power, you can have unlimited doors opening up to you.

Dr. Alfred Mbeteh

Founder De'Victors

Alfred is a highly recognized mentor, researcher, lecturer and business strategist whose experience has helped his students and clients experience astronomical growth within a very short period of time, he owns a Ph.D. in Business (Entrepreneurship) -University of West London

Dr. NseAbasi NsikakAbasi Etim

Lecturer and Global STEM leader

 

Dr. NseAbasi Etim holds PhD in Animal Physiology. As a STEM leader, she has inspired several students in different countries to love and choose STEM through volunteering as a mentor in Next Scholars, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, etc. She is a mentor in the Commonwealth Women Mentorship Program for African women and AFDB AfricavsVirus Challenge. Her great passion and contributions to science led to her selection as Future Leader, 2017 at Science and Technology Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, Japan, she is an Ambassador of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Etim was also selected to participate in the 74th UN General Assembly in New York, USA, World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary, and World Forum for Women in Science in Brazil.


Dr. Nsikak-Abasi Etim

Lecturer and Global Mentor

Dr. Etim He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and has 20 years of teaching, mentoring, and research experience in the university. He is a widely traveled scholar whose researches have won several awards, scholarships, and grants from many international organizations.

Dr. Etim is a recipient of the award Open Source Leader by Commonwealth 100 (a new generation of leader from commonwealth equipped with skills and open source leadership model relevant to the 21st century), He is an advisory mentor in the Queen’s Young Leaders Mentoring Program, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dr. Etim is also a mentor in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM – U Program) of the New York Academy of Science (USA), a mentor in the Junior Academy Program of the New York Academy of Science (USA), and a mentor in the Commonwealth Mentorship Program.

 

Dr. Yakama M. Jones

Economist, Educator, Entrepreneur

Dr. Mrs. Yakama Manty Jones (Nee Mara) is the youngest female director in the Government of Sierra Leone’s Civil Service in which she currently leads the Research and Delivery Division in the Ministry of Finance. Dr. Jones has a proven track record of civil and public service having started her career as a Budget Analyst at the Budget Bureau. Dr. Jones is an expert in Development Economics, Finance, International Business, Economic Policy, Econometrics, Data Analysis, Delivery Systems, and Project Management.

Dr.Jones is an entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of Peninsular Innovation Group, an indigenous company operating in the shipping and manufacturing industries in Sierra Leone. The company is also one of the leading manufactures of consumables under the brand ‘Crystal Clear’ where they currently produce products such as water, detergent powder, carbonated soft drinks, and fruit juices.

 

Dr. Fatmatta Taqi

Dir. of Academic & Career Advisory & Counselling USL

Dr. Fatmatta Taqi (nee Cole) is an academic and an advocate who is passionate about the empowerment of women and girls and strongly believes that education and relevant knowledge are key ‘changers’ of any situation. She is an avid reader and writer with a deep interest in the arts and culture. She has published poems and a short story in three Sierra Leonean Collections, coediting two of them.

Dr. Taqi holds a PhD in Multi-Disciplinary Social Sciences and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and a B.A. Degree in English and French from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

Dr. Taqi is the Director of Academic & Career Advisory & Counselling Services (ACACS), the Students Complaints Commissioner at the University of Sierra Leone, for its three constituent colleges: Fourah Bay College (FBC), Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) & the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).

She is also a lecturer in the Department of Language Studies and the Institute for Gender Research & Documentation (INGRADOC) at Fourah Bay College. With a passion for gender parity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Taqi is the immediate past president of the renowned 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone and serves in various capacities within other organisations.