Tobias joined CGA as a Fellow in 2019 and is currently based in our Freetown office. Involved in a variety of education projects, he is working closely with the Teaching Service Commission to improve education delivery and teacher management processes. At the forefront of these efforts is the Sierra Leone Education Attendance Monitoring System (SLEAMS) which aims to tackle teacher absenteeism, provide checks on the payroll, and provide real-time data on teachers and deployment. The system is due to be piloted in 50 schools nationwide in mid-2020.
Prior to joining CGA, Tobias completed a 4-year integrated master’s degree in Physics at Oxford University, and as part of his thesis, he honed skills in manipulating and analysing numerical data. He also has experience in developing software: he designed, developed and sold Apple iOS applications whilst at school and university; and while interning for a software company he co-created a cross-platform mobile app for shopping addicts to monitor their activity. Having worked as a tutor and teacher in a number of different roles for over 4 years – including teaching at a college in Zambia – Tobias has useful experience in the education sector.