Sierra Leone: Tech Voc Coalition sign MOU with National Youth Commission

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FREETOWN – Tuesday 8th November 2016 – The Technical Vocational Education and Training Coalition of Sierra Leone (TVET-SL) signs Memorandum of Understanding between members of the Coalition at the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM) to kick start cooperation to pursue the objective of supporting the TVET system of Sierra Leone in delivering its mandate with the overarching objective of improving the employability of TVET graduates.

The memorandum was signed on behalf of all the TVET Coalition of Sierra Leone members and sets out the terms of understanding and defines by signature their commitment to work together in support of the development of quality Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sierra Leone.

Commissioner of NAYCOM signing MOU

The brief ceremony took place in Freetown, Sierra Leone at the NAYCOM Secretariat with all members of the TVET Coalition, which included the Lead Coordinator for the TVET Coalition of Sierra Leone, Mr. Fodeba Daboh, and several coalition members and representatives such as Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) and Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA), NAYCOM, Sierra Leone Local Content Agency (SLLCA), British Council, NCTVA, GIZ, UNDP, EU, Oxfam IBIS, Schooling for Life, WHH, DFiD, Save the Children, GTI IRC, as well as Private Sector representatives from the Human Resource Sector such as TV-PG, HR Afriqia-solutions and Job Search  to help strengthen and build the youth capacity  to name but a few to witness this momentous event.

The memorandum serves to provide a framework for the cooperation between the Coalition members to adherence to a mutual understanding of support and cooperation with the common goal of improving technical vocational education in Sierra Leone, and there with  the national workforce and youth.

The Undersigning Parties adhere to the following:

  • Parties shall respect the Aims and Objectives of the TVET Coalition as stated above.
  • Parties shall demonstrate, through their actions, willingness and commitment to work together and cooperate.
  • Parties shall respect the aim of the Government of Sierra Leone to deliver on its overall objective of TVET.
  • Parties shall protect legitimate confidential information shared within the TVET Coalition Workgroup.
  • Parties shall complete their agreed upon tasks and responsibilities, related to their field, to the best of their abilities and within given timelines.
  • Parties shall avoid any conflict of interest and report if such a situation occurs to the TVET Coalition Workgroup Chairman.
  • Parties shall disclose any breach of the above to the Chairman of the TVET Coalition Workgroup.

Technical Vocational Education Training in Sierra Leone (TVET-SL) is a coalition under the mandate of the Sierra Leone Local Content Agency (SLLCA) and is formed by Governmental Institutes, International Bodies, Training Providers, Private Sector and (I)NGOs. All directly or indirectly involved with the private sector of Sierra Leone, its youth, TVET, or having an umbrella function with respect to the Sierra Leone technical workforce development. All supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and other governmental institutes in delivering their mandate on TVET.

The Coalition aims to jointly pursue the objective of supporting the TVET system of Sierra Leone in delivering its mandate with the overarching objective of improving the employability of TVET graduates in Sierra Leone. In doing so, the Coalition also intends to create an environment that promotes the development of the private sector in Sierra Leone and positions the country as an attractive investment destination.

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