MoE is hosting the first-ever education sector diagnosis workshop for planners in the education system

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is hosting the first-ever education sector diagnosis workshop for planners in the education system, which commenced in the capital today.

The workshop is being held in response to the National Conference on Education held in June 2011, which identified the need for the professional capacity-building of education staff in planning, monitoring and evaluation.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Under-Secretary for Formal Education in the MoE, Charles Kabajani here on Monday, Education Minister David Namwandi noted that this workshop is timely and critical as the education system requires drastic measures to address high drop-out and repetition rates, as well as the persistent unacceptable pass rates of Grades 10 and 12 learners.

The workshop is thus the beginning of a process towards the institutionalisation of education planning.

The MoE is also preparing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam) so that education planning could be based on the practical realities of Namibia, while providing access to more planners.

Namwandi added that the workshop is also an effort which builds on the Education Training Sector Improvement Program (ETSIP)’s contribution aimed at skilled human resources’ development to reach Vision 2030.

SOURCE: NAMPA