I. General Information
Name of host institution
Institute of Advanced Management and Technology(IAMTECH)
Address of host institution
3 hospital Road Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, sierra Leone
Name and email address of focal point in host institution
Sulayman koroma ( Director of Studies)
Background information about host institution
The chronicle of the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology has been a remarkable set of milestones from a small training institute to a competitively tertiary education institution. As Principal of this institution of higher learning, it is my duty to narrate the history of IAMTECH to get you acquainted with its progress since it was established.
Accordingly, the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology formally called Kissy Computer Training Institute was established on the 16th July 1991 to accomplish the lofty aims in its Vision and Mission. Initially, the curriculum was designed to attain a General Certificate in Computer Studies. As the demand for computer literacy increased the Institute thought it wise to add to its software packages, Academic courses like Office Procedures, Accounts, Statistics, Communication, French, etc. Because of this development, the Centre gained recognition from the Ministry of Education as the first Computer Institute in 1994. In 1996, the Centre was accredited and upgraded to Institution. Within the same Academic year, the Institute gained a franchise agreement with Genetic Computer School, Singapore that automatically links the Institute with Chico State University (California) and Manchester Metropolitan University (U.K). Distance Education has occupied the front burner in discussions, trends in education. Perhaps this is so for good course. According to a report published in 2002 by the working Group on Distance Education and open learning in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a great potential for Distance Education to contribute towards education for all. Distance Education offers the hope of reaching the un reached allowing a second chance to those left behind because they could not afford the time or money to attend school or because there was no school for them to attend.
The college in the twenty first century has introduced a Dual Mode System of Education, both Distance and On-Campus Learning. IAMTECH is a Sierra Leonean based Information Technology Training Institution devoted to the development and training of computer users and professionals. This up-and-coming institution has come of age since its early days when it was known as Kissy Computer Training Institute (KCTI). Owing to the emergence of the Information Technology industry as the cornerstone of modern education and job training, the KCTI evolved into an institution which would better serve students in tertiary education. With this change in mission and improvement of its curriculum in Information Technology and Management programmes, IAMTECH became the new name to reflect what it is doing.
At the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology (IAMTECH), we ensure to provide an internationally recognized and high quality education which enables non-technical graduates to refocus their careers towards technical disciplines and give students the best opportunity to achieve their goal. Our aim is to give the support and enable the students to participate in higher education so that, on completion of their studies, they are able to contribute to equality and social justice. We provide the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in the industry and commerce. We intend to achieve this and by offering courses of high quality with updated information which met the needs of the students and employees by ensuring that supply programmes are delivered by qualified and experienced staff.
II. Position Information
Organizational unit/ Department
Business management Department, Faculty of management.
Duration of assignment
To be determined by the host institution
Name and email of supervisor
Dr. David Koroma
III. Objectives of Assignment
The overall objective of IAMTECH is to build a solid ground for student capacity to meet the needs of the market in Sierra Leone and an evidence base upon which to develop a relevant and Strategic base for student to meet their goal and maintain a balance between ensuring good-quality and strong background in their field of studies
IV. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Main tasks include:
Lecturing , training of Staff, Public Lectures, Meetings ,Review work, compilation and analysis of lecture Notes, and preparation of the report
The resource person is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
Demonstrate knowledge of management and business practices within the context of the business management
Demonstrate understanding of ethical and social issues related to classroom management
Be able to adopt a systematic and creative approach to problem solving
VI. Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with at least three (3) years postgraduate experience