Mar 25, 2009, 8:38 AM
of Basic and Secondary Education, last week held a-day-long meeting with
development partners and other stakeholders to review the programmes, progress
and challenges of the education sector held at the Regional Education
Directorate one, in Kanifing.
The objective of the event is to ensure that the entire education sector plans, both medium and long term and policies are successfully implemented within the framework of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action commitments on aid effectiveness, especially with regard to national ownership.
These documents provide basis for addressing systemic issues, strengthen governance, ownership, mutual accountability, donor harmonisation, improved performance, reduced transaction costs and increased donor coordination.
The review also targets to help priorities, improved coordination, managing for results and mutual accountability for better results for the education sector.
The World Bank and Global Partnership for Education joint financing of an “Education Sector Project,” donated additional funds of 7.2 million dollars.
Ebrima Sisawo, Permanent secretary of the MoBSE said the review is to come together and map out strategies and ways to move forward and also the challenges the educational sector is facing.
He said the conference would address the issues of raising standards, government commitment to the allocation of resources to the education sector, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and accurate classrooms observation to improve quality of teaching and learning.
The joint donor review mission is held semiannually with the participation of high level decision makers and experts in education management from bilateral, multilateral and beyond.