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Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Press Release
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May 24, 2011, 17:02
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Government of Sierra Leone

Local Government Finance Department

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development 


PRESS RELEASE


THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES FOR THE INFORMATION OF HEAD TEACHERS, THE SIERRA LEONE TEACHERS UNION, PARLIAMENTARIANS, PARENTS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE HAS REMITTED A TOTAL OF LE 3,110,508,000 (THREE BILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND TEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHT THOUSAND LEONES) TO THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE COUNCILS MENTIONED BELOW, FOR THE PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES SUBSIDY FOR GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT ASSISTED,  AND COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOLS,  FOR THE SECOND TERM OF THE 2010/2011 CADEMIC YEAR.

 

COUNCILS WILL IN TURN PAY THE AMOUNTS TO THE INDIVIDUAL BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE BENEFICIARY SCHOOLS. THIS PAYMENT REFLECTS THE INCREASE OF THE SUBSIDY FROM LE2000 PER PUPIL PER TERM TO LE3000 PER PUPIL PER TERM APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT AND IS BASED ON THE DATA CERTIFIED BY THE RESPECTIVE CHAIRPERSONS/MAYORS OF THE LOCAL COUNCILS. 

 

ON RECEIPT OF THESE FUNDS, LOCAL COUNCILS MUST DISPLAY THE DETAILS OF AMOUNTS, NAMES, ADDRESSES, ENROLMENT AND OTHER DETAILS PROVIDED OF THE BENEFICIARY SCHOOLS, ON COUNCILS NOTICE BOARDS, SCHOOLS NOTICE BOARDS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

 

SINCE THE INCREASE IN THE SUBSIDY IS MEANT TO REDUCE THE COST OF PRIMARY SCHOOLING, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL- GOING CHILDREN IN THE AFFECTED SCHOOLS ARE ADVISED NOT TO PAY ANY EXTRA CHARGES OTHER THAN THOSE APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SPORTS.

 

THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES DETAILS OF THE AMOUNTS PAID TO THE COUNCILS, AND SCHOOLS ENROLMENT:

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL FEES SUBSIDY PAYMENTS FOR SECOND TERM OF 2010/2011 SCHOOL YEAR (IN LEONES)

No.

COUNCIL

TOTAL NO. OF SCHOOLS

NO. OF PUPILS

AMOUNT PAID (LE)

1

Bo District

451

90,571

271,713,000

2

Bo City

108

54,801

164,403,000

3

Makeni City

58

29,690

89,070,000

4

Bonthe District

203

45281

135,843,000

5

Bonthe City

8

2,154

6,462,000

6

Kambia District

321

85,403

256,209,000

7

Kenema District

483

94,419

283,257,000

8

Kenema City

116

52,088

156,264,000

9

Koinadugu District

360

73,210

219,630,000

10

Kono District

353

70,716

212,148,000

11

KNSCC

73

26,691

80,073,000

12

Port Loko District

472

108,475

325,425,000

13

Pujehun District

264

56,006

168,018,000

14

Tonkolili District

479

99,464

298,392,000

15

WARDC

149

53,210

159,630,000

16

Kailahun District

347

94,657

283,971,000

 

Total

4,245

1,036,836

3,110,508,000


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