Exercise books with Government seal ready for distribution A total of six million exercise books has been distributed nationwide under President Julius Maada Bio’s flagship Free Quality Education initiative.
“During the election campaign when I promised free quality education, my political opponents said it was never possible and described it as a political gimmick. My political opponents also said, the promise was a political deception just to win votes and the cynics thought it was the usual election promise that quickly disappears after election results”
“I have said education is very important for the formation of any individual and also a foundation for development. I value education a lot and that is why my government has brought in the free education program that will support the less privileged in society,” Said President Julius Maada Bio.
The distribution exercise commence last week to primary schools across the country before coming down to Freetown, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education.
The loading of the exercise books into vehicles for transportation to various schools across the country commenced over the weekend.
It could be recalled that about two weeks ago, the Government of Sierra Leone disbursed about Le25Bn. (twenty-five billion Leones) to schools across the country for tuition and other composite fees.
The Free Quality Education initiative is a flagship project of the SLPP New Direction government of President Julius Maada Bio and already, at least two million children are expected to benefit from this policy.