Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, has launched his flagship free education programme for primary and secondary school children, which starts next month.
This according to him is in fulfillment of one of his key election pledges.
While no financial details have been provided about the overall cost of the scheme, President Bio disclosed at the launch that he will donate three of his monthly salaries to the programme.
President Bio, took office in April this year ending a decade-long rule by the All People’s Congress (APC).
He said the state would cover tuition fees and teaching materials and warned that parents would be fined or even jailed if they fail to send their children to school.