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News Release                                                                                                                                                                                                              1st December, 2021

Dear Editor / Head of Department,

 

MoE Kicks-off Consultations on Education Policy 2022-2027

 

 

“It takes a village to not only raise but educate a child.” These were the sentiments expressed as the Ministry of Education (MOE) kicked-off the second round of consultations and discussions on the National Policy on Education 2022-2027, today, Wednesday December 1, 2021. This round of consultations will take place until Dec 17 2021, and takes the form of working group sessions with twenty-two (22) stakeholder groups as well as the National Education Advisory Committee.

The Ministry of Education identified eight (8) strategic areas of focus emanating from the National

Consultation on Education 2020, which will be the foundation of the Education Policy 2022 –

  1. These areas include: Technical &Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Revitalization; Curriculum Reform; Digital Transformation; The Education Act; Equity in Quality Education; The Transition of Learners; Assuring Student Success; and Human Resource Development.

Phase one (1) of the consultation brings together stakeholders in the Education Sector, participating in focus group discussions on the objectives of each strategic area, to garner their recommendations for initiatives to achieve same. These strategic areas, objectives and recommended activities and initiatives will form the Draft Policy Concept Note on Education 2022-2027, which will be shared with the national population in January 2022 for their views and recommendations.

Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and the Honourable, Lisa Morris – Julian thank all education stakeholders for their willingness to give of their time and expertise in this phase of the consultative process.

According to Education Minister, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, “This Public Consultation 2021 -2022 is very important in the policy-making process, in that it gives stakeholders ownership of the eventual outcome. This is essential if the Ministry is to achieve its goal of relevant, modern, quality education for all learners, and is particularly imperative in the COVID-19 era.”

Staff of the Educational Planning and other Divisions of the Ministry of Education will be facilitating the Consultation.

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