Sierra Leone: President Bio Announces Tougher Measures To Address Exam Malpractices

Newly inaugurated school in Freetown


President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has announced tougher measures to curb the increasing spate of examination malpractices in the country.

The president made the announcement at the opening of newly completed Comprehensive Primary School in Freetown, capital of the country.

According to him, examination malpractice was destroying the soul of the education system and citizens need to support efforts by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), to end the practice.

He said his administration has engaged in monitoring of all public examinations which has led to the uncovering of the huge scale of examination malpractice.

“Therefore, as immediate steps to address examination malpractice, I wish to announce the following: First, all those caught or suspected of examination malpractice should be prosecuted without delay or exemption; second, any teacher or school head caught and prosecuted should be terminated from service and third, all centers suspected of examination malpractice should have their results cancelled,” he said.

President Bio said, his administration would strengthen school management and supervision, adding that school boards and management committees would be provided leadership skills training.

Also speaking, Deputy Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Emily Gogra, said completion of the newly constructed school was a fulfilment of President Bio’s vision to deliver quality education to Sierra Leonean kids.

She also commended the Member of Parliament for Constituency 132, Ibrahim Tawa, for his relentless efforts to construct the 15-classroom modern building, saying that the move was worth emulating.

In a remark, the MP said he undertook the project to cater for under-privileged children in three related communities within his constituency.

He stated that the new school would benefit children within the communities and thanked President Bio for his support towards the completion of the project.

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