Education and Health

Report of school exam malpractice is false – says WAEC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2018: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been informed that a recent story widely published in the media, including the Sierra Leone Telegraph about alleged schools exams malpractice, is untrue. This is the statement released today by the West African Examination Council (WAEC):

Education and Health

40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under five by 2025

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan, which aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per [Read More]

Education and Health

$25 million USA government support for Sierra Leone school feeding programme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme received a big boost today, when a high-level delegation from the United States’ based international humanitarian agency – the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) led by its Vice President – Bill Okufe, met president Julius Maada Bio at State [Read More]

Education and Health

Freetown City Council starts city’s cleanest zone competition baseline survey

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2018: The Freetown City Council (FCC) last Wednesday, 20th November, 2018 started to deliver a baseline survey of the Cleanest Zone Competition across the three hundred and twenty-two (322) zones that make up the Freetown Municipality. The aim of the survey is to determine the [Read More]

Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

Education and Health

Why Sierra Leone’s children of war amputees denied access to free education?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: In August 2018, the new Government of Sierra Leone launched President Julius Maada Bio’s Free Quality School Education initiative. Though designed to help many vulnerable communities, it has failed to extend the programme to the children of war amputees – the direct victims of [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone to introduce student loan scheme

Jonathan Kurabu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: The government of Sierra Leone has today announced that all higher education students enrolled in mathematics, engineering, agriculture, physics and chemistry courses, will receive government grant to cover their tuition fees. This statement comes today on the back of president Julius Maada [Read More]