Sierra Leone’s Information and Civic Education Minister, Honourable Chernor Bah, delivered an awe-inspiring speech on education during the UNESCO International Day of Education program in New York on Wednesday, January 24th .
Addressing a high-level gathering of global education figures, he delved into Sierra Leone’s tumultuous history and the distorted version of education imposed by colonial powers. He lamented the fragility of education over the years, leaving a population susceptible to manipulation by misguided individuals residing abroad.
Minister Bah then highlighted the silver lining on the horizon, centered around President Bio’s vision to restore the broken educational systems in our country. Expounding on President Bio’s commitment, he discussed the allocation of 22% of the national budget to education, the implementation of free quality education, STEM programs, and radical inclusio