Education and Health

West African Examination Council delegation visits president Bio in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2019: A high-level delegation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), headed by its Chairman – Baboucarr Bouy from the Republic of Gambia, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House today for talks. The sub-regional examinations body was established in 1952 with a [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone now ranks high in Global Disease-Fighters’ League Table

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2019: Sierra Leone is turning the corner in its efforts to combat disease, after over 5,000 people were killed by the deadly Ebola virus in 2013-2015. The country’s poor healthcare systems fell under the weight of the Epidemic because of decades of neglect, lack of [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio launches $17 million Global Partnership for Education Programme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Yesterday – Wednesday 30th January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio officially launched the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), as well as commissioned fourteen Teaching Service Commission District Offices. The ceremony took place at the St. Anthony Boys Primary School, Brookfields, Freetown. The US$17.2 million [Read More]

Education and Health

ACC to restore integrity in Sierra Leone schools exams

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2019: The ACC has today said that it will work to restore integrity in Sierra Leone’s education sector, after officers of the ACC and the police arrested 71 students at a location in Aberdeen, Freetown, in September 2018, following investigations into the sale of West [Read More]

Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]

Education and Health

$26 million textbooks and learning materials unveiled for schools in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) which are  being provided, through a partnership between UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone, in support of the government’s Free Quality Education Programme for public and [Read More]

Education and Health

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don’t know might surprise you. This is what Clement Seeballuck and professor Nicola Innes – both at the University of Dundee in Scotland, found: We all know the advice for [Read More]

Education and Health

Why Sierra Leonean women don’t feel protected by domestic violence laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: When its bloody civil war ended in 2002, Sierra Leone introduced a number of laws designed to protect women and girls against violence. But, as Luisa T Schneider sets out why in theconversation.com, these laws haven’t made women feel much safer – and that’s [Read More]

Education and Health

New partnership to help tackle climate change and deforestation in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 January 2019: The Sierra Leone Schools Green Club (SLSGC) and the Society for Climate Change Communication (S4CCC) have formed a collaborative action-oriented partnership, to implement a climate change mitigation capacity building project for schools and communities in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone. The project [Read More]