Miracle, Big Brother Naija 2018 winner who shared a video from his meeting with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, also met the President of Sierra Leone Leone Julius Maada Bio, as revealed in photos he shared on Instagram.
The Imo State Education ambassador thanked President Leone Julius Maada Bio for his exemplary youth leadership and also for being a strong proponent of Free Education. His post on Instagram reads;
It was a pleasure to have a chitchat with The President of Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 His Excellency Rt. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio.
Thank you sir for your selfless service to Africa Democracy, exemplary youth leadership and a strong proponent of Free Education. 🇸🇱 +🇳🇬
Just like Miracle pointed out, President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio is known to be a strong proponent of free education for kids. He was recently made headlines after he announced the introduction of free education for both primary and secondary school age children, in line with a major campaign pledge.
“Free education will be introduced effective September 2018 for all primary and secondary schools to improve access to quality education,” President Bio told the state opening of parliament, to thunderous applause.
Bio took office in early April after a tumultuous election campaign, ending a decade-long rule by the All People’s Congress (APC) in the country. He also announced a near doubling — from 11 to 20 percent — of the education sector’s annual budgetary allocation.
“Free university education will be provided for three children of every school teacher with ten years experience,” he said, adding that a student loan scheme would be introduced as well as special incentives for science and rural based teachers.
President Julius Maada Bio also announced cuts in government expenditure to raise domestic revenue for the implementation of his development agenda.
“My government will address our expenditure which is exceeding revenue generated causing severe strain on our national budget,” he said.