Education and Health

President Bio announces Sierra Leone’s first strategic plan for the nursing profession

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 19 March 2019, president Julius Maada Bio formally recognised the sacrifices and hard work of nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone, as he announced the country’s first Strategic Plan for developing the nursing and midwifery profession. Speaking about the dedication and commitment [Read More]

Education and Health

Women suffering from fistulas in Sierra Leone need more support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone Telegraph’s editor Abdul Rashid Thomas and the medical editor Dr Fawzia Hardy speak with Ivy Kalama who is a Non-Clinical Director of Freedom From Fistula, Africa, about the work of the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown in coping with the rape crisis [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free quality education is failing the most vulnerable children

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone President – Julius Maada Bio’s declaration of free, quality education for primary and secondary school children, has been applauded by many at home and abroad as a major step forward in helping to transform the degenerating education system in the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Journalists trained in human trafficking

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2019: The International Organization for Migration ( IOM) last week conducted training for media practitioners on Trafficking in Persons ( TIPs) in Sierra Leone. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare , Gender and Children’s Affairs from 5th [Read More]

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]