Sierra Leone Announces Free Education Program

Sierra Leone students
For the first time in Sierra Leone, a political administration is pronouncing free quality education for kids. (Photo taken from ttps://allafrica.com).

According to sources from the Education Ministry, the crusade is aimed at primary and secondary education

For the first time Sierra Leone will begin a free education campaign in September, which will benefit two million children, the government announced on Monday.

The crusade is aimed at primary and secondary education, added the Education Ministry’s spokesperson, Brima Michael Turay.

This is a very commendable but ambitious national program, because never before in Sierra Leone’s history an administration has implemented an education system that exempts students’ families from payment, remarked the official.

The new government of President Julius Maada Bio promised profound transformations when he took power last May after winning the April elections in this West African country, whose economy is one of the fastest growing in the region despite a previous crisis and the Ebola epidemic between 2013 and 2016.

 

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