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Senior Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education

Personal
Date of Birth: 30th November, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Current Positions
David W.S Banya is currently the Senior Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basic & Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE)

Academic Qualifications
University of Bradford, United Kingdom
September, 2004 – Dec 2005 – MA in International Development Management

2. Omega Centre for Development & Management, South Africa
March, 2004 – April 2004 Certificate in Financial Management & Dev

3. St. Christopher House, London United Kingdom
March, 2002 – April 2002 Certificate in Financial Management

4. Civil Service College in United Kingdom
September, 2000 Certificate in Management

5. Crandfield University in United Kingdom
June 2000 – Aug 2000 Certificate in Governance & Management

6. Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM)
September, 1994 – October 1994 Certificate in a Specially Designed
Advanced Computer Training Program

7. Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
October, 1986 – June, 1990 BA (Gen) History & Political

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

David WS Banya is currently the Senior Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basic & Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE). Prior to assuming duties in this Ministry on 10th February, 2020, David served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs from 22nd May, 2019 to 9th February, 2010 and Ministry of Health & Sanitation from January, 2015 to January, 2019. He has also served as Director/Permanent Secretary in the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) from 2011 – 2014 where he was charged with responsibility of managing Performance Appraisal of Civil Servants in Sierra Leone. He is the first Director of Performance Appraisal of Civil Servants in Sierra Leone. He served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport & Aviation from 2009 to early 2011. He served initially as the Director of Finance and Budget in the Ministry of Defence and Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces from 2000 to 2007 (the first civilian to serve in that capacity in Sierra Leone) and later Deputy Secretary (Deputy Director General) in charge of Finance & Administration in the Ministry of Defence and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces from July 2007 – November 2008. Between 1993 and 2000, David served initially as Administrative Officer Cadet and later Assistant Secretary (AS) and Senior Assistant Secretary (SAS) in the Department (Ministry) of Finance, Development & Economic Planning.

Mr  David .W.S Banya
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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving #Coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation on the Education Sector in Sierra Leone . While the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education still aims to maintain a ¨business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.

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