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Reading: “It was a privilege for me to sign their shirts” Minister of Education, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh Celebrates Achievements
Reading: “It was a privilege for me to sign their shirts” Minister of Education, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh Celebrates Achievements

“It was a privilege for me to sign their shirts” Minister of Education, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh Celebrates Achievements

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Minister of Education, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh Celebrates Achievements
Minister of Education, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh Celebrates Achievements

In a heartwarming encounter, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh, the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in Sierra Leone, met with the boys from the Sierra Leone Grammar School shortly after they completed their senior secondary school exams. This meeting provided an opportunity for the students to reflect on their exam experience and for Dr. Sengeh to show his support and appreciation for their hard work.

The students, who were clearly elated to meet the minister, engaged in a lively conversation with him about their exams. They shared their challenges, triumphs, and the overall experience of sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This exchange allowed Dr. Sengeh to gain valuable insights into the students’ perspectives and to understand the various factors that contribute to their success.

As a gesture of encouragement and recognition, Dr. Sengeh had the privilege of signing the shirts of these remarkable young individuals, alongside the signatures of their classmates. This act symbolizes the minister’s belief in their potential and his commitment to supporting their educational journey.

It is worth noting that these boys represent a larger cohort of 250,000 students who recently sat for the WASSCE exams in Sierra Leone. Their dedication and hard work, combined with the guidance and efforts of their teachers, have paved the way for many of them to transition to technical and higher education institutions.

The significance of this meeting goes beyond a simple interaction between a minister and students. It highlights the importance of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of young individuals who have overcome numerous obstacles to pursue their education. It serves as a reminder that education is a powerful tool that can transform lives and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Dr. Sengeh’s involvement in this event demonstrates his commitment to fostering an environment where education is valued and celebrated. By engaging with students directly, he not only shows his support but also inspires them to continue striving for excellence.

The boys from the Sierra Leone Grammar School, along with their fellow students who have successfully completed their exams, are a testament to the resilience and determination of Sierra Leonean youth. Their achievements serve as a source of inspiration for future generations and a reminder of the limitless possibilities that education can offer.

As Sierra Leone continues to invest in its education system and provide opportunities for students to excel, it is crucial to recognize and celebrate the successes of individuals like these boys from the Sierra Leone Grammar School. Their accomplishments are a reflection of the collective efforts of students, teachers, and policymakers who work tirelessly to ensure that education remains a priority in the country.

Dr. Sengeh’s encounter with these students serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of education and the importance of investing in the future of Sierra Leone’s youth. It is through events like these that the nation can continue to build a strong foundation for its future leaders and empower them to make a positive impact on society.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. 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