His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has announced that he will launch a Presidential Initiative For Teachers and introduce the best National Teacher’s Award Programme. He made the remarks during a statement at the Prize-giving and OBBA Award Ceremony of the Bo Government Secondary School which took place on Saturday 28th April 2018 in Bo.
The purpose of the Presidential Initiative For Teachers will be to improve the conditions of service for teachers across the country while the “Best National Teacher’s Award Programme” across the country will be to honour and recognise the dedication and commitment of teachers.
Explaining the reasons for the two Initiatives, President Bio said “Our teachers will need all the support and capacity building to enable them to do their job with dedication and professionalism.”
While the President was passionate to support teachers through his laudable Initiatives, he also expressed his determination to restore discipline and order in schools saying “I will therefore restore Discipline and Order in our Schools and all our Learning Institutions. The pupil who does not attend school on time and the teacher who is late for school must face disciplinary action.”
During the statement President Bio also reiterated his commitment to his Free Education Programme: “Let me take this opportunity to assure you all that I will continue to maintain my commitment to Free Quality Education because this is the foundation and bedrock for my development agenda to change and transform Sierra Leone.”
Both the Presidential Initiative and the Teacher’s Award Programme will be applauded by teachers across the country as the President has shown that his commitment to education is not just about quality education for young people but also caring for the welfare of teachers who will deliver the quality education.
During the Award Ceremony, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio was also awarded by OBBA for National Politics as the first Bo School Boy to achieve the top most position in the land. Later, President Bio was installed as “Chief of Chiefs” by a galaxy of Paramount Chiefs.
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