Ombudsman and staff of Makeni office           Ombudsman and Students of University of Makeni           Ombudsman and staff                                        The Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Leon Jenkins-Johnston has paid an unannounced visit to Institutions of higher learning in Makeni. The visit is part of the ongoing sensitisation and awareness raising drive which he started upon assumption of office in December.

Section (b) of the short title of the Ombudsman’s Acts states that one of the functions of the Ombudsman is to investigate any action taken or omitted to be taken on behalf of “any Statutory corporation or Institutions of higher learning setup entirely or partly out of public funds.

In his message to the Universities the Ombudsman warned against sextortion or requiring sex from students for grades.

He reminded the Institutions that his Office has the mandate to investigate such complaints and that such complaints will be dealt with swiftly and decisively and the perpetrators brought to book.

The Ombudsman visited the Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology, the University of Makeni and also paid an unannounced visit to the North East regional office of the Ombudsman in Makeni.