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The Education Ministry has commenced a series of consultations with stakeholders in the education sector to assess the development of the sector and conceptualise recommendations to enhance its transformation. Education Minister Priya Manickchand addressing the gathering on Tuesday
These consultations will also assess the progress made towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Education Minister Priya Manickchand commenced the rounds of consultations on Tuesday in the library at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) with representatives from the National Interim Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Body. Representatives of the National Interim PTA Body
She explained that the purpose of the exercise was to examine all that has happened over the past two-and-a-half years, including schools’ closure, measures to safely reopen schools, and plans to transform the education sector.
Keeping in mind the Ministry’s 2030 vision of “providing opportunities for quality, equitable education and lifelong learning for all’’, the consultations are being held to determine short-, medium-, and long-term measures to provide quality education to all learners.
There are five sub-themes that will be discussed during the consultations. These are: “inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools”; “learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development”; “digital learning and transformation”; “teachers, teaching and the teaching profession” and “financing of education”.
Tuesday’s session, which was chaired by Deputy Chief Education Officer (Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development) Marti Desouza, placed participants into groups to discuss the sub-theme “inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools”. The participants examined current systems to determine what needed to be done to improve them.
Over the next two weeks, engagements will be held across the country.