Deputy Informat…ion Minister Launches Facial Recognition System And Electronic Display Panel
By Bampia James Bundu:
Strategic Communications Unit, Ministry of Information and Communications
The management and staff of the newest university in Sierra Leone, University of Management and Technology (UnimTech), lavished praises on President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday July 21 at the launch of the first ever Facial Recognition System and Electronic Digital Panel in Sierra Leone.
Welcoming guests to the program, the Unimtech Marshall, Sulayman Kamara, thanked the government of President Julius Maada Bio for actualising a dream that has been nurtured for close to three decades.
Mr. Kamara said they had been working assiduously over the last eleven years for IAMTECH to be upgraded to a university, but their efforts were thwarted by the previous administration, noting that under the ‘talk and do’ President Bio, their institution has been able to gain its desired and deserved status in under two years.
The Unimtech Marshall explained that only a man who matches his words of human capital development with action can do such a thing in a short space of time.
He added that their university is living the dream of President Bio by offering courses in technology.
Launching the first ever Facial Recognition System and Electronic Display Panel in Sierra Leone, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Madam Mamadi Gobeh-Kamara, said the program is aligned to the President’s dream of Sierra Leone going digital, thanking the proprietor and management of the university for their patience and passion for education which she said is the flagship program of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
The Deputy Minister encouraged young people in the country to utilize the opportunity provided them by UnimTech and dilated on the Facial Recognition System, saying it helps the university keep track of movement into and out of the campus, boost their capacity to ascertain the exact number of students in their register and help secure the campus.
She furthered that facial recognition identifies a person through digital image and video frame, whilst the electronic display panel provides relevant information on an electronic panel.
Other speakers like the Vice Chancellor of UnimTech, the representative of the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education all heaped praises on government for demonstrating commitment towards education and also the proprietor of the university for their steadfastness in realising their dream.
The occasion was climaxed by cutting of the tape to the display panel and FRS by the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications.