As a way of soliciting support for President Julius Maada Bio’s Free Quality Education (FQE), the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ibrahim Jalloh, has engaged the Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).
WAMY is an international Islamic educational and Youth organization whose purpose is to preserve the identity of Muslim youths and help overcome the problems they face in modern societies.
During the meeting, Dr Jalloh informed the Secretary-General that the Government of Sierra Leone had made human capital development through free and equal access to quality education as one of his flagship projects. He said the President believed that quality education would strengthen the country’s human resource capital to meet the growing social and technological revolution in a globalized world.
Dr Jalloh further underscored the need for international educational organizations such as WAMY to support the socio-educational development of Sierra Leone. In that vein, Ambassador Jalloh requested WAMY’s intervention in four areas: – support for the free quality education programme through the construction of modern classrooms, staff offices and bathrooms; support for the school feeding programme through the provision of food baskets for pupils in the rural areas; support to the Islamic/Arabic education unit at the Ministry of Education through the provision of office furniture, computers and IT accessories, etc.; and support to the Arabic unit at Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone), through the provision of a language lab, Arabic and Islamic Studies library, and the implementation of exchange programmes between the unit and language departments of universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, among others.
On his part, WAMY’s Secretary-General, Dr Saleh Sulaiman Al Wahaibi, assured Ambassador Jalloh of his cooperation in the implementation of these projects.
The Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador Mohamed Hassan Koroma, and the First Secretary, Mohamed Sulaiman Sankoh, accompanied Ambassador Jalloh to the meeting.