EdTech Hub partners with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) and Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation

The EdTech Hub is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) and Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI). Through this partnership, the EdTech Hub will work alongside MBSSE and DSTI to conduct user-research for the country’s recently launched Education Data Hub. The Education Data Hub includes comprehensive school-level data that are drawn from the 2018 Annual School Census and the National Examination Results. The user-research aims to answer two main research questions to inform the expansion of the Data Hub with updated 2019 data:

1. How is the Education Data Hub used in making decisions and solving problems by different stakeholders?

2. How can an enhanced understanding of data use improve the next phase of the Education Data Hub for government, partners, and citizens, and ultimately inform school reopening and other learning interventions?

 EdTech Hub Director, Björn Haßler

“The EdTech Hub is absolutely delighted to enter into this partnership with the Ministry and the Directorate to collaborate on the quality of education in Sierra Leone. Data empowers stakeholders to make evidence-based decisions, ensuring effective planning and problem-solving during implementation – ultimately ensuring that all children are participating in quality learning”.

Minister David Moinina Sengheh, MBSSE, and Chief Innovation Officer, DSTI

“When we build service delivery solutions as a government, they are only important if and when they get used by citizens and our stakeholders. The Education Data Hub is used constantly to inform education policy decision making, but government is a partnership between policy makers and citizens. This is why this engagement is exciting – we will learn from our stakeholders and develop better technology to serve everyone’s needs”.

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