SESSiL Recent News and Events

Changing Perceptions – The Project on TVET Boosts Technical and Vocational Education in Sierra Leone

Changing Perceptions – The Project on TVET Boosts Technical and Vocational Education in Sierra Leone

Increasing Teachers’ Capacity with the Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders

Increasing Teachers’ Capacity with the National Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders

Technical and Vocational Training in Sierra Leone Receives Major Boost

Technical and Vocational Training in Sierra Leone Receives Major Boost

SUPPORT TO THE EDUCATION SECTOR IN SIERRA LEONE PROGRAMME FUNDS THE RENOVATION OF THE DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE IN KENEMA

SUPPORT TO THE EDUCATION SECTOR IN SIERRA LEONE PROGRAMME FUNDS THE RENOVATION OF THE DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE IN KENEMA

EU DELIVERS 12 VEHICLES AND 18 MOTOR BIKES TO THE MINISTRY OF BASIC AND SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION

EU DELIVERS 12 VEHICLES AND 18 MOTOR BIKES TO THE MINISTRY OF BASIC AND SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EDUCATION GOALS

EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS WEIGH IN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN RESOURCE OR TEACHER MANAGEMENT MANUAL

From a Human Resources standpoint, teachers in Sierra Leone face numerous challenges, from recruitment and teacher records, to payroll and gender inequity. However, the point of a series of four Focus Group Discussion sessions held from 14th – 19th November 2019 was not to dwell on the challenges but to present solutions. These solutions will inform the ongoing work on a Human Resource Manual for Teachers and School Leaders being developed by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) with support from the EU programme Support to the Education Sector in Sierra Leone (SESSiL).

4000 PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND LEADERS RECEIVE COMPETENCY TRAINING

4000 teachers and school leaders in Bo, Kenema, Bombali and Port Loko districts have been invited to a series of weekly training programmes over the period of one month, “to provide increased professional development opportunities” to teachers and school leaders.

SCHOOL QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMME

The collaboration between the European Union and the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, to create a more cooperative approach to quality assurance in schools has entered its pilot phase. Earlier this year, national and international Education Management consultants Dr Victor Kabia and Mr. Bas Boonstoppel presented a conceptual framework that outlines a "whole team model", the objective of which is to raise the standard and quality of Sierra Leonean schools.

MBSSE AND PROMAN DEVELOP A CONCEPT PAPER TO DRAFT A PARTNER COORDINATION STRATEGY

Key members of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) have collaborated with the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education (MTHE), the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MoPED) and PROMAN to work on a concept paper aimed at building a more effective coordination strategy with the ministry’s development partners in the implementation of Free Quality Education in Sierra Leone. At a workshop held on the 28th of May 2019, PROMAN Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Dr. Joachim Pfaffe guided representatives from the aforementioned institutions in structuring the Concept Paper. Speaking at the event, the Development Partners Coordination Desk Officer of the Programmes Coordination and Compliance Unit (PCCU) Emmanuel Daewood, observed that “Coordination for the ministry is highly necessary.