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Sierra Leone: President Announces Free Education in All Secondary Schools

The new strongman of Sierra Leone intends to keep the promises made to the people during the election campaign. On the occasion of the opening of the session of the 5th Parliament, President Julius Maada Bio  announced in his program a number of reforms in the education sector, including free education in primary and secondary education.

“Free education will be introduced in September 2018 for all primary and secondary schools to improve access to education,” said President Bio, greeted by a thunderous applause.

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In addition to this statement, the Sierra Leonean Head of State also announced an increase in credits for education. Previously 11% credits will now be 20% of the budget per year.

Despite having the heavy responsibility to lift the country’s economy by a slow pace, due to the civil war and the Ebola epidemic, President Julius Maada Bio is keen to keep the promises that allowed him to get ahead his opponent Samura Kamara last April.

After the cleaning done in the public administration of the country, the head of state makes a point of honor to education which is one of the important drivers of sustainable development.

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