The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) on Thursday 8th July issued a press statement encouraging the general public to cooperate with the NCRA during a re-run of the exercise.
The confirmation or registration centres the release said will be open from 08:00am through 6:00 daily with Roaming Teams to support static centres.
The Authority the release added will continue to count on the cooperation of the public including stakeholders especially in the North-Western Region for the successful conduct of the re-run exercise.
The general public is further advised to observe all the COVID-19 measures prescribed by NaCOVERC especially masking-up before accessing any of the NCRA Confirmation or Registration centres.
See press statement belowÂ
Govt. Pays Le72.4 Bn. Towards Education
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance has paid the third term tuition fees and 2021 examination fees for the National Primary School Examination (NPSE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for pupils in government and government -assisted schools.
The Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic and Senior Education, in a press release announced for the attention of the general public that, as part of its commitment to financing the Free Quality Education programme, government has paid the total amount of Le72,417,130,000 to beneficiary schools for pupils in pre-primary, primary, junior and secondary schools and to the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) for the conduct of the 2021 NPSE and BECE exams.
Of this amount, the sum of Le51,925,870,000 was in respect of the tuition fees for 21,190,844 pupils in government and government-assisted schools for the third term of the 2020/2021 academic year.
The sum of Le20,491,260,000,was also paid to WAEC; of which Le10,491,260,000 represents 100%Â payment for the 2021 National Primary school examination NPSE for 161,404 candidates and Le10,000,000,000, being 55% payment for the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE for 130,898 candidates.
The general public also informed that these payments are made directly in to the bank account of the beneficiary schools and WAEC bases on the list of approved schools and enrolment date submitted by the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education.
Hence commercial and community banks are encouraged to credit the accounts of the schools, government once again, reiterates its commitment to the full implementation of its flagship programme; the free quality education programme.