Sierra Leone: Stakeholders discuss future of education
Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has urged the Minister of Education to ensure that issues affecting education in the country are seriously discussed.
Speaking at the launch of the week-long symposium on education, President Koroma called for the weeding out of ghost teachers, recruiting of more qualified teachers and ensuring proper remuneration as part of his plan for the education sector.
He said the involvement of every stakeholder was key to the goal of the ministry of Education to be achieved.
“We really don’t need prepared notes because we all know the problems.
The problems are glaring,” the president told the symposium.
He added that these challenges were evident in schools, at homes and “we all have a collective responsibility to address these problems”.
Experts in the education sector are gathered in Freetown to deliberate on how to improve on the quality education for all in the country, especially the youths.
This follows the concern over the falling standard of education in the country.