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Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education

About the MBSSE

The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education adheres to the following values
People: Upholding the Constitution, being accountable to the Minister, the government and the people of Sierra Leone.
Excellence: Maintaining high standards of performance and professionalism by aiming for excellence in everything we do, including being fair, ethical and trustworthy in all that we do.
Teamwork: Cooperating with one another and with our partners in education in an open and supportive way to achieve shared goals.
Learning: Creating a learning organisation in which staff members seek and share knowledge and information while committing themselves to personal growth.
Innovation: Striving to address the training needs for high-quality service and seeking ways to achieve our goals.

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement
To provide opportunities for children and adults to acquire knowledge and skills, as well as, nurture good attitudes and values for economic growth..

Vision Statement
To have an appropriately educated entrepreneurial and innovative citizenry, tolerant, productive and internationally competitive by 2030.

Goals and Strategic Objectives

  1. To improve access, equity, and completion
  • Construct/rehabilitate of additional classrooms
  • Construct new schools especially Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in chiefdoms without one
  • Translate core textbooks into braille and audio materials
  • Adapt school environment to make them disable friendly
  • Rehabilitate of special needs dormitories
  • Establish additional learning centres for Non-Formal Education
  • Strengthen Guidance and counselling in Basic and Senior Secondary Schools

To improve the quality and relevance of education

  • Recruit and equitably distribute professionally qualified and competent 5,000 teachers who are well paid at all levels of schooling
  • Improve the conditions of teachers
  • Develop a national strategy and action plan to address examination malpractice
  • Resuscitate the Directorate of Research and Curriculum
  • Develop a Senior Secondary School Curriculum and roll out the Basic Education curriculum
  • Provide TLMs (including assistive devices) for all school levels

To strengthen education service delivery

  • Establish District Education boards and ward education committee nationwide
  • Strengthen the EMIS at District level for efficient data collection and management
  • Develop and implement IT systems to improve on staff communication and collaboration at District level
  • Validate and disseminate the Ministry’s Service charter
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