Her Excellency Madam Fatima Bio is with her husband President Julius Maada Bio in London to participate in the Global Summit on Education in London.
The free quality education initiative by the President ensures education is accessible by every Sierra Leonean child irrespective of their background .
President Bio, one of the four African Leaders at the Summit shared his experience with others on the current education program in Sierra Leone and urged global leaders to invest more in education.
“I want to start off by saying that access to quality education is a fundamental human right, we want to make sure that human capital development is inclusive. There is, of course, gender disparity, especially in the schools. Certain norms and discrimination have not allowed the girls to be able to continue in education. So, we have to take care of that. As a leader who is very passionate about education, I do not intend to leave any girl behind,” The President told his audience in London.
Responding to questions from journalists at the sideline of the event in London, the First Lady said President Bio is addressing gender inequality which is a global phenomenon by creating a platform for more girls to be educated through the Free Quality Education program in the country.
She further told the journalists that, President Bio is investing over 20% of the country’s budget in education, this will help the country to realize the benefit of education in the future not only for the girls but for the boys as well.
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