Thomas Songu is an experienced ICT professional with over 15+ years in strategic management of ICTs spanning the education, finance, media, defence, telecomm, mining and pharmaceutical industries at national and international levels. His considerable involvement in the development and implementation of strategic ICT policies and best practices, project management, Quality Management and corporate planning has given him substantial experience in ICT infrastructure management and has made him acutely aware of sustainable development of ICTs for global public and private sector organizations.
As Director of ICT, Thomas ensures that the information and communication infrastructure of Njala University supports the activities of the institution and the achievement of its goals. This will include responsibility for both hardware and software applications, as well as IT security. He will also oversee both internal activities and external information system suppliers. He will mobilize action toward a sustainable ICT infrastructure and accelerate the implementation of the University’s strategic initiatives as well as engaging with the leadership of relevant stakeholders in government, businesses, academia and civil society at the highest level to advocate for and promote sustainable technology enhanced learning and training in Njala University to promote national development. Thomas has recently worked as ICT Consultant, through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) funded project with the University of Sierra Leone and Njala University in the area of ICT Capacity Building in tertiary education to Sierra Leone. He has also previously worked as ICT Consultant for leading global companies in the UK, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Thomas previous qualifications are a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Education with major in Mathematics and minor in Economics from Njala University, Sierra Leone, and a Master degree of Science (MSc.) in Information Systems Management, from London South Bank University, United Kingdom. Thomas is currently pursuing his Ph.D research at Njala University. His research topic focuses on the design and development of e-Learning and open educational resources in Sierra Leonean tertiary education.