Born in Sierra Leone on the 9th May 1995, Kabiru studied for Higher Teachers Certificate in Integrated Science and Physics at the EBK University Port Loko and is now studying for his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). Since 2008, he started attending EducAid Rolal and later graduated in 2015 after sitting the WASSCE. During his period as a student, Kabiru engaged in various activities such as organizing other students, settling disputes and taking responsibilities within and outside the school which in turn contributed to him being the head boy of EducAid Rolal for two academic years from 2012-2014. He has contributed to values-led programming which is aiming to achieve a bold vision of a dignified, democratic and globally engaged Sierra Leone where poverty is eradicated by educated citizens. He does this by working to what is expected of him within and out of EducAid. Upon becoming a Junior staff in EducAid in 2015, he demonstrated real commitment and leadership in doing EducAid work which initially attracted the attention of his boss and colleagues to entrust him with the position of an Exams officer in EducAid Rolal and during his regime as an Exams officer, he contributed to the significant improvement of external exams results in Rolal and also changed the face of the school’s Exams by giving it additional values.
25 February 2020 | 16:30 - 17:00 | The Impact of Young People in the Development of Education in Sierra Leone
The government of Sierra Leone launched the free quality education in 2018 and since then they have been trying to make it more effective and sustainable. In order for the government to achieve its goal on the free quality education in Sierra Leone there must be dedicated and supportive individuals towards the goal of the government. The young population of every country has a very important role to play in the development of the nation. We have recently seen in Sierra Leone how the young population is stepping up in leadership and creating impact in the development of the nation. Education over the years in Sierra Leone has been seen as something that can only be improved by the ageing population and this has not been fair to the young population of the county. Most of the principals and heads of school are people above the age of 40 and it is difficult to see a school leader who is determined to improve education serving as a principal or headmaster below the age of 30.