Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio has engaged the country’s education stakeholders on his human capital development drive and called for more transformation and innovation in the country’s education sector.
The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Dr Moinina David Sengeh, said the President has informed challenge them to think outside the box. He said they have put together some of the best minds in education and are exploring different ways to the problems affecting the sector.
He also noted that since the introduction of the free education programme in 2018, parents are now confident in sending their kids to school, with significant Increasing in the attendance.
President Bio said there was a need to think about what was needed for the children, which should also start by getting them the right education from the early stage.
“Our children are going to be living in a highly digital and interconnected world. So, we have to set the foundation and empower them now with the required skills to be useful. I think we need to be transformational and innovative. We have to think now about how our children can be meaningful and can be able to contribute to national development,” he said.