US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs invites Minister David Sengeh to testify at a hearing on the theme “Improving Access to Quality Public Education in Africa”

In a letter dated 2 February 2022, the Chairman, Gregory Meeks has requested with delightful pleasure the presence of the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in Sierra Leone to address the House of Representatives Committee on best practices.

“This hearing should inform legislation that aims to promote a comprehensive strategy to help bolster public education sectors across the continent, particularly as it relates to balancing access and quality in rural locations, including historically marginalized groups such as women and those with disabilities, and expanding access to technology for students.”

He further went on to state that “Moreover, we are seeking to learn best practices that U.S. agencies, firms, and institutions can employ to partner and coordinate on strategy development and implementation with governments in African countries, international organizations, the African Union, African regional economic communities, civil society groups, and the private sector.”

This hearing session would be held before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights at 10:00 a.m. EST, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Minister Sengeh according to this letter is expected to submit written testimony, as well as oral testimonies, and thereafter, face a Question & Answer session with the House of Representatives members who will be keen to tap into the vast range of expertise he has used in transforming the educational sector in his home country. This is geared towards promoting an extensive technique that will help strengthen public education sectors across the continent.