November 7, 2018
By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education, has stated in a press release that they would provide grant–in -aid to all newly admitted students into the University of Sierra Leone, Njala University, Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology, Eastern Polytechnic and Freetown Teachers College.
The released, which was signed by Permanent Secretary Gilbert Cooper, said government would provide grant-in–aid to admitted students reading Engineering, Physics, Agriculture and Mathematics, among other areas.
‘’ All student admitted to read Engineering, Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for the 2018/2019 academic year irrespective of the tertiary institution have been awarded the Sierra Leone grant-in –aid ,’’ the release states.
It advised registrars and finance officers in the respective colleges to duly accord the awardees services they deserve, adding that other applicants for the government scholarship should look forward to interview schedules.
It could be remembered that during his campaign for the presidency, President Julius Maada Bio pledged his government’s support and commitment to improving education. The free quality education is his flagship programme which he launched on 20th August 2018.