The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education has the statutory mandate and authority to coordinate and formulate all educational activities and policies in Sierra Leone.
The yearly School Census (ASC) is an activity designed to gather, collect, analyse and disseminate education data related to schools, social infrastructure, and learning outcomes.
These analyses form the basis for country-wide expertise of trends in numeracy, literacy, retention, transition and multi-level performance.
The conduct of the Annual School Census is digital, which means information is submitted on a close to real-time basis for cleansing and analysis.
This technique of digitising the ASC, which commenced in 2018 in the Ministry, has transitioned the obsolete subculture of file and file management structures. Currently, school-stage statistics are in a precise layout for all schools at district and countrywide stages.