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Sierra Leone News: President Bio appoints Program Coordinator for education program

Former Principal of a private Christian institution, Every Nation College in Bo, Amara S.M. Sowa, has been appointed by President Bio as the National Program Coordinator, of the free, quality education program at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education.
The new position of National Program Coordinator will advise the government and provide high quality program leadership, initiatives and management of strategic decisions, which directly impact the operations and priorities in the business plan and overall strategic plan and objectives of the free quality education program.
As part of its mandate, the Program Coordinator will evaluate the free quality education policy and provide recommendations to the President to enhance the access, quality and accountability of the program.
Amara Sowa was a secondary school teacher at the Albert Academy in Freetown before the war. Sowa moved to Guinea where he served as Director of Education at the Pentecostal Assembles of Canada Mission in Conakry. Sowa has continued as an education consultant.
Amara Sowa holds a Honours BA from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (USL), M.Sc. in Development Studies, Njala University and certificates in Town Government Management, Project Management and Inclusive Education. He is bilingual – English and French.
In 2004, Sowa was hired as one of the first Regional Directors at the Decentralization Secretariat, Ministry of Local Government where he was involved in institutional reform and capacity building of citizens and local communities in national public policy and governance decision making. Sowa also served as Regional Project Manager at Plan International where he managed the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) funded Ebola response project in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
He said, “Sierra Leone is changing rapidly, and I’m excited to take on this responsibility to work with the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, our partners and parents across this country to ensure that the free quality education program is at the forefront of this change,” said Amara Sowa on the day of his appointment.
Wednesday August 29, 2018.

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