Government Agencies 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.
Public spending on education was 4.3% of GDP in 2009.
The government’s education plan for 2007-15 aims for a 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.
Sierra Leone has qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative, – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which aims at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that all children complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015. Under the initiative developing countries commit to design and implement sound education plans and development partners commit to align and harmonise additional support around these plans.
Sierra Leone is one of the 35 countries implementing the UNESCO Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (2006–15), a strategic framework through which national governments, civil society, and bilateral and multilateral agencies collaborate to accelerate literacy programmes and support achievement of a 50% improvement in national adult literacy rates by 2015.
|Government Agencies organisations in Sierra Leone|
|Ministry of Education||