Sierra Leone Makes Schools Free but Scraps University Subsidies
President Julius Maada Bio promised to introduce free quality education during his election campaign and has said he would donate three months of his own salary to the cause. Under previous president Ernest Koroma, university students benefited from subsidies "as high as 85%", but this will no longer be the case.
"I am the one who should decide whether to go to the alternative or the mainstream school," said 17-year-old Sarah Bassie, an alternative school student. Read more »
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