NGO, PARTNERS ENGAGE SCHOOL HEADS
Human Empowerment and Development Foundation (HEMDEF), a leading Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is implementing project on the post-Ebola recovery effectiveness, public oversight and accountability in the education sector, has held interactive sessions in seven chiefdoms in the Bo District. Addressing chiefdom authorities, teachers and pupils at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary School, Koribondo in the Jaiama Bongor Chiefdom, the Director of HEMDEF, Kenneth Amadu, disclosed that they are implementing a three-month project that will look at ways heads of schools have utilized school fees subsidies, including girl-child fees and grants in partnership with civil society organizations.
The Director encouraged heads of schools to cooperate with the team as the activity is not a witch-hunt, noting that the activity is a crucial step towards helping Government’s budget preparation. In his statement, Paramount Chief Joseph Foday Musa of Jaiama Bongor thanked HEMDEF and partners for the initiative. He however catalogued numerous challenges in providing quality education in his chiefdom. The Zonal Supervision and Inspector of Schools MEST, Mr. Edison Rogers, commended the implementing partners for actively complementing Government in the area of education.
He maintained that the role they are implementing is a laudable venture and assured them of his continuous support. Meanwhile, school reports by heads of schools and the formation of Watch Clubs climaxed the occasion.
By Hasan Juana Koroma In Bo
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