Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

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Department's Welcome Address

The Department is the first department in Sierra Leone that offer courses and award certificates, diplomas and degrees in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. The Department, established in 2007 by the ACT of Court was one of the five departments in the School of Natural Resources Management. It was established with the aim of impacting positively the management of Sierra Leone Fisheries and place premium on the promotion of sustainable aquaculture development. Since inception, the department has grown in leaps and bounds and has benefitted from various research and developmental grants.

The vision of the Department is to become an international centre of excellence for learning and research in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries resources management geared towards meeting societal needs. The Department is committed to excellent training of Aquaculture and Fisheries Scientists at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Our mandates are to train highly skilled manpower needed for repositioning national aquaculture development, skilled and highly proficient fisheries scientists who can tackle the millennial food shortage challenges and also compete favourably in the field with peers all over the world. Our focus is on research findings dissemination, poverty alleviation through grassroots empowerment and food security on sustainable basis. This is made possible through the concerted efforts of our dynamic and experienced lecturers who have specialization in different areas backed up by a rich crop of technical and administrative staff who also work diligently to maintain the high academic standards and discipline of the University.

Prospective students are welcome to join the ever moving train of our research oriented and problem solving department. We promise to take you through, through the help of God to your dreamed promise land. You are welcome to the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Njala University, Njala Campus.

Olapade Olufemi Julius (PhD)

Head of Department

Aquaculture & Fisheries Management

Njala University, Njala






























































Academic Programmes

Postgraduate  Programmes

  • Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • M.Phil. in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • M.Sc. in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Sc. in Natural Resources Management General (Aquaculture bias)
  • B.Sc. with Honours in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

 Non-degree Programmes

  • Ordinary and Higher Diploma in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • Certificate programme in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management




A good first degree (not lower than second class) and a good master degree in related discipline from any recognized institutions of higher learning are  required for the MSc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes respectively.

Undergraduate and Non-degrees

B.Sc. [Hons] (Duration 4 years)

Students are to be invited into the honors programme based on academic performance in the first and second year of study. Students with cumulative grade points of 3.60 and above in the second year of study will be invited to the honors programme in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management from the general Degree of Natural Resources Management.


Diploma and Certificate Programmes

Higher Diploma: 4 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE including English language and one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the three years higher diploma programme.

Ordinary Diploma: 3 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level/ WASSCE including one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the two years ordinary diploma programme.

Certificate: 2 credits at ‘O’ level/WASSCE including one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the two years certificate course.

Dept. Contact Information

Phone: +232 78 50 77 69

WhatsApp: +232 78507769

Skype: olapade.julius