The Sierra Leone Police has issued clearance to the Fontricia Children’s Foundation to organise the ‘Right to Education’ protest to take place on Monday 29th February 2016 starting at 12pm from the Cotton Tree area in central Freetown to the offices of WAEC at Tower Hill.
This peaceful demonstration is being organised in partnership with National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS), BreakAway Education Coalition, Sierra Leone Association of Volunteers, Master Peace Sierra Leone, Rightsway International, United Sierra Leone Campaign, Native Consortium and Research Center, Sierra Leone Debating Council, etc.
“Please join us to promote our rights to education and also seek justice for the thousands of students whose WASSCE results were withheld by WAEC without justification.”, the group said in a Statement yesterday.
The Statement further reads: “This protest is about supporting young girls and young people who have been excluded from school, turned drop-out and end up living in the streets: homeless, jobless, and hopeless.
“We believe that the educational system needs urgent reform and should be about supporting young people to succeed and achieve good grades in exams, not mass failures and drop-outs.
“Students, parents, pupils and members of the public wishing to join the protest, please contact 077266179, 078402066, 088851413.
“All students, teachers, parents, journalists , activists, youth and concerned citizens are all invited to take part in this protest: #GiveUsOurEducation”