Education and Health

President Bio announces measures to crack down on examination fraudsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has today announced measures to curb the increasing spate of examination malpractices. He made this announcement at the opening of the newly Comprehensive Primary School at No.9 Community in Freetown. Addressing the nation, president Bio said: “Examination malpractice destroys the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Ombudsman engages citizens in the provinces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: The Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Mr. Leon Jenkins-Johnston and his team, will travel to various districts in the provinces, starting from tomorrow Tuesday, 17th September to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The purpose of the visit is to give opportunity to the people in [Read More]

Politics

Cost of growth takes just a small act of violence

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s modern day history will never be complete without a mention of our passing acquaintance with violence. But this is not to give the impression that we are a violent nation or people; nor is it aimed at minimising the effect [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Judiciary is back after a short break – Public Notice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2019: The Judiciary of Sierra Leone wishes to inform all litigants, witnesses, jurors and the general public about the events marking the opening of the 2019/2020 Judicial Year, as follows: On Monday 16th September 2019 – Civil Call Over of cases, marking the opening of [Read More]

Politics

SLPP wins Falaba parliamentary re-run by-election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s ruling SLPP party has won yesterday’s by-election in Falaba constituency 040, in the Koinadugu district, northern province of the country, according to provisional results released by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).. SLPP got 56.7% with 4,122 votes, and APC 40.3% with a [Read More]

Politics

President Bio supports Sidi Tunis MP for speaker of ECOWAS parliament

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has in a televised video message to Members of Parliament of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), aired at the Extra Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament currently ongoing in Monrovia, Liberia, endorsing [Read More]

Politics

ACC steps up fight against exams fraud as five arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission’s Scorpion Squad, simultaneously struck two houses in Freetown today, where students who should have been in an official exams centre for their WASSCE exams, were surreptitiously taken by their teachers and supervisors to take the university entry exam. Acting on [Read More]

Education and Health

The Sierra Leone education debate: Quality versus Quantity?

Elkass Sannoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2019: The most topical issue in Sierra Leone today, arguably, is the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) results which have exposed the rottenness of the country’s education system. I am premising my article on a speech delivered by the 46th Governor [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC indicts three senior public officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday, 12th September 2019, filed an indictment at the High Court, against Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu who was the former Executive Director of Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority (SLRSA); Mr. Victor Labor, Procurement Manager, SLRSA; and Ms. Kepiatu Alghali [Read More]