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Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education

Hon. Minister Dr. Moinina David Sengeh, heads the Ministry and provides political leadership in achieving the Government’s mandate in delivering Free Quality School Education to all children in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Moinina David Sengeh was born and raised in Sierra Leone and attended The Prince of Whales Secondary School. Dr. Sengeh completed his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University in Engineering Sciences in 2010, where his research focused on aerosolized vaccines for tuberculosis. Later, he completed his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he developed award-winning inventions and technology for human augmentation. Dr. Sengeh is an innovative leader with tremendous career accomplishments, in addition to being recognized globally as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Technology (2013), a Senior TED Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, on the Wired Smart List 2013, winner of the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize, an Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Fellow and most recently, a WEF Young Global Leader. Dr. Sengeh is credited for seeding the development of the innovation ecosystem in Sierra Leone through Global Minimum and the Innovate Salone program, which he co-founded in 2007 and which has supported the innovation journeys of thousands of Sierra Leoneans.

Dr. Sengeh has published several academic articles and patents. In addition, Dr. Sengeh has been invited to give talks at the United Nations and various corporate and academic organizations on topics related to education, youth innovation, prosthetics design and more. In his spare time, Dr. Sengeh explores his creativity as an afrobeats rapper, designs clothing and regularly plays football.

Referencing his passion to education, Dr. Sengeh states that his mission for the Ministry is to create the enabling environment for all children in Sierra Leone have equal opportunity to access quality education that enables them to contribute to the national and global economy, participate in public life and fulfil their potential.
Dr. Sengeh believes in radical inclusion and works tirelessly to transform Sierra Leone’s educational sector to a world class envy for all.

Dr. David . M. Sengeh
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