16th March 2010.

The Performance Audit Report on the Inspection and Supervision of Secondary Schools 2009 has been tabled in Parliament on the 16th March 2010.

The objective of this first Performance Audit carried out by ASSL was to evaluate the Inspection of Secondary Schools by the Inspectorate Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS), and the Supervision of Secondary Schools by Principals.

The motive for the audit was the poor performance of candidates at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2008.

The WASSCE results indicated poor quality of teaching and/or learning in secondary schools in Sierra Leone whereas, the general purpose of Inspection and Supervision is to secure a high quality education in line with relevant Acts and Objectives. Recommendations that can serve as a guide for the Ministry in planning and policy formulation were developed.

Education is needed for the advancement of the society and poverty reduction for an under-developed country like Sierra Leone. MEYS is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the attainment of quality education for all children based on the Education Sector Plan of Sierra Leone 2007- 2015.

As the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Sierra Leone, the Audit Service Sierra Leone
(ASSL), is set on expanding the scope of external audit. In addition to our traditional role in Regularity Audit, we have established Performance Auditing as one of the services provided by the ASSL.

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