Work on education plan enters final stages


A souvenir photograph of representatives of the different partners working on the plan

The main objectives of the two-week mission held at the ministry’s headquarters, Mont Fleuri from July 8-18, 2013, was to finalise the medium-term strategic (MTS) plan 2013-2017 and address costing aspects of priority programmes.

Other main areas discussed include sustainability, risk and disaster management, as well as various key cross-cutting issues.

Present for the session on Thursday July 18 were members of the education senior management, education principal secretary Merida Delcy, special advisor to the minister Selby Dora, director general for policy planning and research Dr Linda Barallon and chairpersons of technical working groups.

During Mission 5, Unesco-IIEP programme specialists – Dr Khadim Sylla, Dorian Gay and Serge Peano – conducted various working sessions with the MTS planning team, members of the steering committee and technical working groups, including heads and teachers of educational institutions, ministry’s officials and others.

The medium-term strategy 2012-2017 is expected to be launched in July/August 2013.
The first IIEP mission was undertaken by two IIEP consultants/specialists -- Dr Khadim Sylla and Mr Gay -- from February 12-21, 2013. The focus of the first mission was on organisational arrangements between the Ministry of Education and IIEP for the development of the medium-term strategy; initial preparation and training for key personnel of the ministry who will as members of the local team play a critical role in the medium-term strategy development process.

Mission 2-4 involved various major working stages, such as information gathering process, analysis, formulation and finalisation of relevant components of the MTS which has culminated into a final draft document which was under discussion during Mission 5.