He informed his audience about the three components of human capital development which include education, food security and healthcare. In addition to the free quality education, he also highlighted measures he has undertaken for food security and accessible healthcare.
President Bio also said that he was in Harvard University to seek partnership and collaboration through experience-sharing, knowledge sharing and learning. Discussing the cost of his flagship programme, free quality education, he also said that “ignorance is more expensive than education”.
President Bio used the forum to highlight some of his policies which have been targeted towards the protection and empowerment of women and girls in Sierra Leone. In the area of education, he spoke about grants-in aid for female students pursuing sciences in tertiary institutions. President Bio also explained the state of emergency on rape and sexual violence as part of a series of measures to protect girls and women.
He also highlighted his achievements in revenue mobilization and control of expenditure to demonstrate his efficient economic management of the state. He spoke of his war against corruption and the commissions of inquiry to ensure democratic accountability to the people.
Earlier, President Bio held discussion with the Harvard University President, Larry Bacow and senior academics of the University wherein a partnership between Harvard University and Sierra Leone was discussed.