THE Ministry of Education last Friday unveiled a new five-year Education Sector Development Plan.
The plan’s main purpose is to raise the levels of achievement for all learners, to enable them to benefit as individuals and also to contribute to national and regional socio economic development.
The plan covers the entire education sector, from early childhood education to the tertiary level. It also focuses on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Information Technology, Adult and Continuing Education and Human Resource Development.
Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer (Planning) Kendall Khodra said a series of strategic priorities have been established through the plan for each component of the education sector.
“Embedded within the mission and vision of the plan is to address some core areas where we have been lacking – such as skills and work ethics, and the values of the child in addition to other strategic areas of policy and technology,” Khodra said.