Governance in Sierra Leone
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education, Youths and Sports in Sierra Leone is responsible for the lifelong education and training of its citizens and coordinates education initiatives between government, donors, NGOs and the communities. Tertiary institutions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The Education Act of 2002 reflects the normative values of the education system and also expands on the regulatory functioning including the regulation regarding the management of schools.
Ministry of Education
Tel: +232 22 240 881
Minister: Dr Minkailu Bah
Public spending on education was 3.2 per cent of GDP in 2012.
The Sierra Leone Vision 2025, published in August 2003, provided a long-term perspective for national development. Among its strategic objectives is a well-educated, science- and technology literate, secure and democratic society.
The government’s education plan for 2007-15 aimed to complete rehabilitation of the country’s education system, after the years of civil war, in order to give all citizens access to quality education.
The plan emphasises primary education, skills-training and tertiary education to meet development needs.
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