The National Programme Coordinator of FQSE, Augustine Moses Tehguma Koroma, has urged parents and guardians to consider requests for payment of fees from school authorities as acts of extortion.
The National Programme Coordinator urged parents and guardians to report to the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) or the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) any cases of extortion involving school authorities.
He therefore warned sternly against the act of demanding or taking monies from parents or guardians for admission or enrolment of their kids or wards.
In another development, the Free Quality School Education Secretariat of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education has informed the general public that the Free Quality School Education (FQSE) is still a flagship project of the Government of President Julius Maada Bio.
This rebuttal comes following wild rumours doing the rounds on social media suggesting that the FQSE has ceased to be a flagship project and that it no longer attracts budgetary allocations and the support it used to get from development partners.
According to Mr. Koroma, “The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) remains unwavering in its commitment to fully supporting the scheme and all its ancillary components.”