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Sierra Leone Education Attendance Monitoring System (SLEAMS) Pilot

Under the FSQE policy, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) commissioned CGA to design and implement a pilot teacher attendance monitoring system to tackle poor teacher attendance and address challenges to the integrity of the payroll. The objective of the Sierra Leone Education Attendance Monitoring System (SLEAMS) was to develop attendance monitoring tools and test them in different schools and settings, gather feedback and determine the best way of operating the system in a future national roll out.

Country/Region: Sierra Leone
Dates/Duration: 2020
Funded by: Government of Sierra Leone, World Bank
Funders: Teaching Service Commission

Under the FSQE policy, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) commissioned CGA to design and implement a pilot teacher attendance monitoring system to tackle poor teacher attendance and address challenges to the integrity of the payroll. The objective of the Sierra Leone Education Attendance Monitoring System (SLEAMS) was to develop attendance monitoring tools and test them in different schools and settings, gather feedback and determine the best way of operating the system in a future national roll out.

Outputs and Resources

CGA designed a simple Android app to capture two levels of reporting: 1, School-based self-reporting; and 2, district-level inspections. SLEAMS was piloted in 43 schools across five Districts in July 2020. The app synchronises with a cloud-based database – – where all stakeholders can monitor reporting, teacher attendance, and HR data.