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  • Newspaper

    Anti-Corruption Commission name and shame alleged corrupt education officials publicly

    Sierra Leone

    Abdul Rashid - Sierra Leone Telegraph

    Education officials have been caught helping private examination students take their exams after receiving bribes of over one million Leones, equivalent to about £110 Sterling per student. The Anti-Corruption Commission has paraded them on the streets in Freetown. Nevertheless, human rights experts are questioning the legitimacy of today’s tactics of publicly shaming the accused before they are charged to court.

  • Newspaper

    Sierra Leone: Procurement irregularities uncovered at education ministry

    Sierra Leone

    Jariatu S. Bangura - AllAfrica

    According to the 2013 Auditor General's report, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology failed to follow procurement rules in the year under review, thus violating the National Public Procurement Authority Act 2004. The report states that procurement procedures were not followed by ministry officials in violation of annual procurement plan of the ministry which stipulates a National Competitive Bidding and International Competitive Bidding methods to procure food for government boarding schools; teaching and learning materials; and textbooks.

  • Grabbing in the education sector

    The chapter focusses on multiple forms of grabbing in the education sector of developing countries, drawing on cases and research she has engaged with while working to support developing countries' education systems. The discussion of grabbing...

    Poisson, Muriel

    Edward Elgar, 2014

  • Africa Education Watch 2010: Good governance lessons for primary education

    This report presents a regional overview of accountability and transparency in primary education management in seven African countries. It has been produced within the framework of Africa Education Watch (AEW). AEW is a three year programme (2007...

    Transparency International

    Berlin, Transparency Maroc, 2010

  • Fighting corruption in post-conflict and recovery situations: learning from the past

    Based on empirical research in 5 countries (Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste), the "Fighting Corruption in Post Conflict and Recovery Situations: Learning from the Past" report explores the dynamics...

    UNDP. Democratic Governance Group. Bureau for Development Policy

    New York, UNDP, 2010

  • The Code of conduct for teachers and other education personnel in Sierra Leone

    The Code of Conduct sets out standards of professional behavior for teachers and other education personnel in their relationships with learners, their colleagues, parents and the general public Sierra Leone.

    Sierra Leone. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

    Freetown, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2009

  • Newspaper

    Ghost schools, phantom progress on education

    Sierra Leone

    Lansana Fofana - Inter Press Service News Agency

    The Education Minister of Sierra Leone ordered a countrywide verification exercise. Many schools, and teachers, actually registered simply do not exist. According to him : "If you take into consideration the subsidies we pay for these non-existent schools, non-existent teachers and inflated roster of pupils, then it is easy to surmise that the government loses tens of thousands of dollars, every month." He accuses officials in his own department of collusion with their counterparts in the Finance Ministry.

  • Newspaper

    The power of data: enhancing transparency in the education sector in Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone

    Leo Hamminger - U4

    Although the post-conflict period ended officially in 2006, the Ministry of Education is still not able to effectively monitor teaching and learning processes nationwide. The system records teachers who do not physically exist, teachers that do not teach (´ghost teachers`), and teachers receiving salaries from several schools. In mid-2006, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) placed two experts in the Planning Directorate of the Education Ministry in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, to set up an Education Management Information System (EMIS). This article summarizes the results of their investigations.

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