Sierra Leone’s Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Conrad Sackey, has embarked on a significant journey to China to participate in the 2024 World Digital Education Conference in Shanghai.

The conference, co-hosted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, is a global platform dedicated to advancing digital education.

Themed “Digital Education: Application, Sharing, and Innovation,” this year’s conference underscores the crucial role of digital transformation in education and its potential to enhance learning outcomes for all. Minister Sackey’s attendance reflects Sierra Leone’s commitment to staying at the forefront of educational advancements, aligning with global efforts to leverage technology for educational excellence.

As the conference delves into various aspects of digital education, attendees, including Minister Sackey, are expected to engage in discussions surrounding the application of digital tools, the sharing of successful practices, and fostering innovation in the realm of education. These discussions are particularly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, where digital literacy and access to innovative learning methods play pivotal roles in shaping the future of education.

Sierra Leone’s participation in such international conferences not only facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices but also positions the country as an active contributor to the global dialogue on education. Minister Conrad Sackey’s presence underscores the government’s commitment to staying abreast of cutting-edge educational developments and implementing strategies to propel Sierra Leone’s education system into the digital age.

The World Digital Education Conference serves as a crucial platform for nations to collaborate, learn from each other, and collectively work towards ensuring that digital education becomes an inclusive and transformative force, ultimately contributing to the advancement of education on a global scale.