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]

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]

Education and Health

Don’t blame the free quality education for poor exam results  

PUAWUI – DR. SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2019: Since the West Africa Examination Council published the results of the O’ level examination, the news media and especially social media have been inundated with discussions on the reasons for the very poor results this year. The loudest noise [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio launches mobile library initiative to improve national reading

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2019: On Tuesday, 10 September 2019, president Julius Maada Bio launched a national mobile library initiative at State House in Freetown, where he encouraged pupils and students to improve on the culture of reading in the country. Founder of Lunch Box and project lead for [Read More]

Education and Health

We are now prepared to respond to any health emergency – says health minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2019: On Tuesday, 10th September, Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) presented and discussed the government’s National Action Plan for Health Security with journalists, at the MoHS Conference Hall at Youyi Building in Freetown. Speaking to journalists,  Health Minister – Alpha Tejan Wurie [Read More]

Education and Health

Public examinations in Sierra Leone: Public perception and the truth

Ibrahim Sheriff: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2019: When results of the 2019 WASSCE examinations were announced in Sierra Leone, they were received with mixed perceptions.  Some say that public exposure of the results was very bad for the country. Some say it was good for the country. Those who [Read More]

Education and Health

Why has Sierra Leone performed so badly in the 2019 WASSCE examinations?

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2019: Sierra Leoneans have been shocked by the outrageously poor results of the recently released West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). It has been reported that more than 95 percent of students who took the examination failed or did not obtain the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Teachers Union discusses Free Quality Education with president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2019: Members of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU), yesterday met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House, where they discussed the role of the country’s teachers in the successful delivery of the government’s Free Quality Education programme. Presenting the visiting team, Minister of [Read More]