The British Council Sierra Leone has announced that it will be closing soon in the country. According to a press release, the council says from the 1st April, 2022, they will be permanently closing their office in Sierra Leone.
“We regret to announce that we will be permanently closing our physical location in Sierra Leone, 20 A J Momoh Street, Tower Hill, Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1 April 2022,” it said.
The British Council discloses that like many organizations around the world, they suffered large financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this has led to difficult decisions, one of which is to permanently close their office in Sierra Leone.
“We thank our partners, program beneficiaries, customers and stakeholders who have supported and worked with us for over 80 years. We are proud of the impact we have collectively achieved through our work across sectors” the Council said.
However, the Council assures that they will continue to deliver exams in partner locations and will also continue to support activities in Sierra Leone remotely from the West Africa cluster operations and continue to facilitate connections between the UK and Sierra Leone in education and their work in girls’ education and related opportunities where Client funding is available.
The council said it can be reached on phone for further clarifications. Some of its beneficiaries however receive the news with shock because it’s the main point of contact for most educational program between Sierra Leone and the UK.