Teach For Sierra Leone is looking for our country’s most promising leaders to take on the challenge of rebuilding and transforming our nation through high quality education. Our admissions process is highly selective and competitive, and we are expecting to admit the top 5% of applicants. Successful candidates typically demonstrate a proven record of academic excellence and non-academic leadership, alignment with our core values and mission, strong critical thinking skills and the ability to overcome challenges.
The Teach For Sierra Leone Fellowship is open only to Sierra Leone nationals and dual citizens who hold a Sierra Leonean passport.Two sets of eligibility criteria will apply to Graduates and Existing Teachers opting to join the TFSL fellowship.
The minimum education requirement for graduates to apply for the Teach For Sierra Leone Fellowship is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates must hold a valid Bachelor’s degree at the time of application, or expect to hold a valid Bachelor’s degree (Certificate and Transcript) before the start of placement. Candidates must have completed all coursework to allow them to partake in the Residential Training Institute.
Against the background that over 55% of teachers in Sierra Leone are uncertified, TFSL will also recruit teachers who are already teaching within the school system in Sierra Leone but without the requisite teaching qualifications. The aim is to equip successful recruits/fellows with the relevant tools and techniques to better prepare them for the teaching profession. The pre-service training institute, coaching/ mentoring opportunity throughout the fellowship, and the distant learning programme leading to an advanced teaching diploma will certify them for excellence and professionalism in the teaching profession. To be eligible, uncertified existing teachers must have attained at least 2 credits in one sitting or 4 credits in two sittings of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).