Sierra Leone

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Sierre Leone is a country in West Africa with a population of more than 6 million people.


COL’s current work in Sierra Leone is primarily in the areas of teacher education, higher education (through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth) and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Sierra Leone have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partnerships support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partnerships include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Sierra Leone include:

  • Ministry of Technical and Higher Education
  • Freetown Teachers College
  • Teaching Service Commission

Key Contacts

Board of Governors

The Honourable Prof. Dr. Alpha T. Wurie
Minister of Technical and Higher Education

Focal Point

Mrs Musu Gorvie
Deputy Chief Technical and Higher Education Officer
Ministry of Technical and Higher Education

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