In 2018, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) in Sierra Leone launched the Free Quality School Education (FQSE) programme, making free education compulsory for children up to the age of 18. Described by a spokesperson of the MBSSE as “the most realistic way of developing the human capital of our country and moving Sierra Leone forward” (Sheriff, 2019), the programme saw a surge in enrolment in schools. However, a side effect of this surge in enrolment was increased difficulty in accurately monitoring the education system. MBSSE moved forward from their paper-based Annual School Census to a new digital census to achieve this.Continue reading “Maps and Meaning – Sierra Leone’s Digital School Census and what it means for school-level location and accessibility data collection”
There were a couple of stories on the BBC recently, one to do with the onebillion project in Malawi (and in the UK), which also features the research by Nicola Pitchford (University of Nottingham): http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04hfzs4/click-06092014.
Chesterton Community College is running an enterprising tablet learning scheme:
During the academic year 2013/14 Chesterton launched a new scheme to enable 1:1 device provision for students in Years 8 and 9. This meant that every student in those two year groups had an Apple iPad tablet device. An evaluation was planned at the end of the first year examining the impact of the scheme, providing a basis to decide in what format the scheme should continue in subsequent years.Continue reading “Chesterton Community College Tablet Learning Scheme”