The Deputy Director of the Technical Vocational Institute Mr. Godwin Samba has said the Educational sector can be improved if politics is divorced from it.
He has said this on Friday 10th July at the Professor Gbanja Commission of Enquiry on education at the Miatta Conference Hall Brookfields, Freetown.
Asked about the reason for poor performance in schools, Mr. Samba said there are so many factors responsible for poor performance adding that one of them is the management of education.
He said there is too much politics in the educational management. He suggested that for education to improve in Sierra Leone it should be independent from politics.
He further stated that they cannot take strong action in the Universities because they are having a Chancellor who is the president of Sierra Leone.
He emphasizes that the Chancellor should not be the President because he is above University situation.
Mr. Samba lamented that Technical Vocational education should come along side with the 6334 so that it will cater for those dropouts who cannot make their way to further education into Senior Schools.
He said instead of students forcing their way to senior schools with very low grades, Technical Vocational education would help locate them into another self employed job.
He advised that Government should put more efforts in constructing and furnishing Technical Vocational Institutions so that it would interest dropouts.
When asked about the two shift systems in schools, Mr. Samba said the two shifts system was established on temporary basis because of the war.
He explained that after the war the population in Freetown was so great that even the schools were affected by over populated classes.
In his concluding statement he said two shifts will never be called off until government improves on the infrastructure i.e. enough furniture, equipped and big classrooms. “Justice should be done to education sector” Mr. Samba said.