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Stats SL and DSTI Starts Training on the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge End Line Survey

Stats SL and the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) has on Wednesday 13th January 2021 commenced a four-day training session for 100 participants on the Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge End Line Survey for both Enumerators and Supervisors at the Stats SL headquarters on AJ Momoh Street in Freetown.

Chairman of the event, Samuel Ansumana who is also the Director of Communications and Public Relations at Stats SL welcomed participants and also introduced dignitaries of Stats SL followed by individual introductions.

In his keynote address, Deputy Statistician General, Andrew Bob Johnny, reiterated that a baseline survey was done a year ago. He commended participants for the good work they have been doing in data collection as many have vast experience in such surveys and therefore pleaded with them to use the knowledge gained to collect the required data. He appealed to participants to be very attentive during the training as a competence based screening exercise will be conducted on completion of the program to have trainees who will work as both enumerators and supervisors. He went on to formally declare the training open

Giving an overview of the survey, Communication Lead at DSTI, Mariama Mansaray-Rogers said that the survey is to collect data from selected schools spanning from class 1 to class 6. She averred that the purpose of the survey is to measure progress made by pupils in 340 selected schools in the country. She furthered that DSTI is in partnership with other institutions like Statistics Sierra Leone, World Vision and Rising Academy to name a few on the aforementioned survey.

The session progressed with participants divided into two groups with the first 50 to train Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th while they second batch trains on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th January 2021.

Meanwhile, a presentation on how to use the software was done by the Operations and Research Manager at DSTI,Benjamin Davies.

Installation and trial of the software by participants climaxed the session

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