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On this day of our country’s independence, STOP IT-Sierra Leone congratulates Sierra Leone on turning 56 years on Thursday 27th April, 2017. In respect thereof celebrating our darling birthday,

Accra, Ghana – In 2015, the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) championed a youth empowerment programme, the Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI), designed to strengthen leadership thinking

FREETOWN, April 13, 2017 —  At the invitation of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Murray Town, officials from Sierra Leone Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for

Autism awareness is in full swing since we launched it in Sierra Leone on Saturday 1st April 2017. In our country, the existence of this condition is virtually

On March 30, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation officially launched the National eHealth Coordination Hub, a national coordinating and regulating structure that will support the advancement

Freetown March 30, 2017: Steady progress in human development cannot be achieved if half of the world’s population is bypassed, says the 2016 Global Human Development Report (GHDR). The

The National Malaria Control Program in Sierra Leone will conduct a workshop March 22-24 to align the Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) guidelines developed in 2005 with the 2016-2020

FREETOWN, March 13, 2017 — The World Bank Group, through its agency - the International Development Association (IDA) - acting as administrator of grant funds under the Supreme

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Saturday 10th September, 2016, conducted random checks on West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Centers across the country.  The move was part of the Commission’s focus to improving integrity in the Educational Sector.

Following the Commission’s intervention, in coordination with the Police and Education Officer, Kono, two pupils, (names withheld) at the Koidu Secondary and Experimental Secondary Schools, Koidu City, Kono District, were caught with cell phones containing model answers to the 2015/2016 WASSCE Mathematics examination paper. Our initial investigation has revealed that these pupils had gained access to the Mathematics questions prior to the Examinations from social media.

The ACC briefly took the pupils into care after the paper, questioned and released them to continue taking the other papers. However, both phones are in the custody of the Commission for further investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commission notes that examination malpractice has become an issue of public interest, as it has the potential to undermine the human resource base of the country. It is with this in mind that the ACC has heightened its surveillance of examination centers nationwide to detect and prevent examination malpractices. The Commission is mindful that with the reopening of schools, there is the tendency for authorities to demand unauthorized extra-charges from parents for admission.

The Commission wishes to assure the public that it will continue to be vigilant in detecting and preventing corruption nationwide.

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