Deadline Today… Civil Servants In Trouble


A memo from the Director of Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) to heads of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has instructed them to request from all personnel on Grade 7 salaries and above to furnish the HRMO with 3 copies of their original certificates or degrees.

The directive, according to report, states that the request is a matter of urgency from the Office of the President for an immediate comprehensive audit/verification of certificates and degrees of all public/civil servants in Grade 7 and above in all the MDAs.

The report furthered that all those that fall within the specified category of public/civil servants are to submit their certificates to the HRMO not later than today Tuesday 11th June, 2019 for onward submission to the Cabinet Secretariat on Thursday 13th June, noting that only educational certificates and degrees issued by registered institutions approved by the Tertiary Education Commission as at the date of the issuing of the memo should be presented for the purpose of this audit/verification exercise.

No late submission of the requested certificates, according to report, would be tolerated and that the deadline for the SLP is Wednesday 12th June, 2019, noting that anyone failing to do so does so at his/her peril.

Meanwhile, reports are that since the memo was issued, many public/civil servants with dubious academic qualifications occupying top sensitive positions in the MDAs have been thrown into a quandary as to what they should do to comply with the President’s order.