By Alimamy Jalloh@awokonewspaper.sl
SIERRA LEONE, Freetown – During the unveiling of the five years National Education Sector Plan 2022-2026, on the 8th September 2022 at Aberdeen, in Freetown the President Julius Maada Bio has told educational stakeholders and those present during the launching that transforming education is not cheap.
In his presentation, the President noted that the greatest blight in any nation would be a lack of access to quality education.
“As I have argued, transforming education is not cheap. Providing accessible and equitable education with improved learning outcomes has not been cheap and will not get cheaper, given our aspirations” the President stated.
He further reaffirmed that he is confident because it is an investment worth making now to make the quality of education in Sierra Leone globally competitive.
He went on to remind citizens, that they already know the impact of education as a cross-cutting driver for inclusive and sustainable development. The nation the President noted has achieved rapid and sustainable economic growth and they had done so by developing the most productive resource in any nation – human capital.
“That is why we have predicated our development agenda on delivering human capital development, free quality education, affordable and quality healthcare and food security,” he said.