The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Communication, Technology and Innovation together with the National Telecommunications Authority has partnered with Orange Sierra Leone, Africell Sierra Leone, and Qcell Salone Pride to launch the first phase of zero rating 15 educational websites across various institutions in Sierra Leone.

This initiative is said to be in support of the free quality school education introduced by the Government of Sierra Leone.

The chosen educational platforms were carefully selected and validated by the Ministry of Communication, Technology and Innovation and the different partners from different search engines based on the frequency of searches they receive daily.

The main objectives of implementing the zero-rating initiative are: Support for the Free Quality Education Program, Augmented access to educational resources, Enriched learning opportunities through blended learning methodologies, Advancement of digital literacy and technological acumen, and Bringing government services closer to citizens

The 15 websites that have been zero-rated include:

Home โ€“ Education


These websites will provide teachers with free access to apply for PIN codes, students with access to learning materials that support the curriculum, citizens with access to self-learning content at no cost, and free access to government services.

This project is a testament to the ministryโ€™s commitment to complementing the President’s efforts in advancing digital inclusion, education accessibility and partnership with the private sector.