FLAXIS POJECT COMMITTEE PRESENTS REPORT AND COMMUNIQUE........
The First Lady Attitudinal Change In Schools project committee led by the coordinator Mrs Irelene West has presented the report on the two day workshop summoned for stakeholders and it included principals, head teachers, teachers which evaluated the reading materials compiled in the Citizenship Education for Attitudinal and Behavioral change written by renown educationists to be thought in primary schools. The ceremony was held at the office of the First Lady Presidential Lodge Hill station in Freetown on Wednesday 14th April 2010.
Before the report and together with the communiqué prepared by the teachers were handed over to Her Excellency Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma First Lady Republic of Sierra Leone a member of the committee and one of the writers Mr Julius Fisher thanked the First Lady for the support she has given to the committee.
Mr Fisher informed the First Lady that the teachers during the workshop came out with their own views and observations which he continued the committee has taken to the drawing room to review. He added it was the view of the teachers that the time frame of the workshop was short however he went on with the limited period much work has been done to evaluate the books.
He disclosed that it was the task of not only the committee but everybody to face the challenges of making the project a big success. Mr Fisher further discussed the proposed setting of the pilot project in some schools country wide with the view of implementing what have been suggested by the teachers during the two day workshop at the Miatta conference center.
Responding Her Excellency Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma commended the members of the committee for the quality of the reading materials compiled in the books. She said she has been impressed and further thanked the Government for the high level of commitment it has manifested in FLAXIS project.
The First Lady reiterated she regarded the books as the testimony of efforts to restore the lost heritage of our cultural practices.
In conclusion Her Excellency Mrs Sia Koroma on behalf of the Government, and staff at the office of the First Lady thanked the committee for assiduously working to research and compile the materials into books for children at all levels in the primary schools.