Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages: 202-210
Received: Jul. 5, 2019;
Accepted: Aug. 13, 2019;
Published: Aug. 26, 2019
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Alhaji Bakar Kamara, Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methodology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China; Department of Education, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Education is the strongest pillar for the development of any nation. So also, education is one of the profound problems of many developing countries like Sierra Leone. Educational system provide a step by step knowledge to the young children according to their developmental stages. Every nation therefore gives priority for the promotion of education country wide. The challenge faced by Sierra Leone is not only restricted to the lack of budget for the education sector but is significantly linked with the way public financing is planned, managed and monitored. In brief, this paper is an overview of the government financing of Education in Sierra Leone. The paper starts by giving an understanding of Educational Background, Education Systems, and the Structure of Education in Sierra Leone. For clarity of the subject of Financing Education, a review of knowledge catalogues in brief the colonial legacy, relevant of public financing, Resources Management in schools and colleges in Sierra Leone. The paper made a brief flash back analysis of key education sector plans on education in the previous years. For better understanding, the paper then figures out the implication of financing Education, Government spending in Education, household contribution of funding Education, External donors to education, and flow of Resources in schools in Sierra Leone.
Alhaji Bakar Kamara,
Financing Education: An Overview of Education in Sierra Leone, Education Journal.
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