The presidential candidate for the All People’s Congress (APC), Ernest Bai Koroma, said during the launching of his party’s manifesto that if he won the elections his government would provide free and quality education especially for girls.
He made this promise at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex hall where he added that his would-be government would make education a right for every one and accessible to all.
Mr Koroma noted that, “[the] APC considers education as the most important vehicle through which the country will develop its human resources.”
The APC presidential candidate maintained that the quality of education during APC rule was rich “as compared to this waterfront education provided by the ruling government”.
He added that school feeding programmes were other success stories of his party and that the programme was not only restricted to primary schools but also extended to university students.
Highlighting some of their other success stories in education, he pointed out that “majority of our professionals today benefited from overseas scholarships provided by our party”.
Mr Ernest Koroma revealed that to ensure that the country benefited from a good crop of lawyers, the APC established the Law School. He accentuated that the College of Medicines and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) were other milestones of the APC.
“The Freetown Teachers’ College, Bo Teachers’ College, Port Loko Teachers’ College and the Makeni Teachers’ College were built by the APC,” he boasted.