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World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Achieving basic education for all in Sierra Leone: trends, issues and prospects

Adlyn Omojowo Johnson

Accepted 09 June, 2015.

Citation: Johnson AO (2015). Achieving basic education for all in Sierra Leone: trends, issues and prospects. World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2(1): 008-013.

Copyright: © 2015 Johnson AO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


The objectives of this article were to examine some of the policies that the Sierra Leone government has set on the achievement of education at the basic education level; present information on trends, issues and challenges being faced in providing basic education; assess whether the government has been able to achieve its policies and come up with recommendations on the way forward. This study was a desk research that relied on consulting secondary data, using various documents pertinent to the study to achieve the objectives of the study. Sierra Leone is a signatory to international protocols which obliges her to be committed to basic education being made free and compulsory. Laws, strategies and partnerships with donor communities have helped to significantly improve basic education. Challenges identified include: gender and rural disparities in access to education and pervasive poverty as key factors that inhibit it achieving the 100 percent enrolment for basic education for children. The paper ended by supporting the inclusion of the community in enhancing and sustaining basic education in the country.

Key Words: Basic education, Sierra Leone, policies in Sierra Leone