THE Ministry of Education 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.

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Education Minister Priya Manickchand addresses representatives of the National Interim PTA body

Those consultations will also assess the progress of the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Education Minister Priya Manickchand commenced the rounds of consultations on Tuesday morning in the library at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) with representatives from the National Interim Parent Teacher Association body.

She said that the purpose of the exercise is to examine all that has happened over the last two and one-half years. This includes schools’ closure, measures to safely reopen schools and plans to transform the education sector.

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Representatives of the National Interim PTA Body

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-theme which will be discussed during the consultations and those 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 the financing of education.

During Tuesday’s session, which was chaired by Deputy Chief Education Officer – AHED, Marti De souza, participants were placed into groups to discuss the sub-theme “inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools.” The participants examined current systems to determine what needs to be done to improve them. Over the next two weeks, engagements will be held across the country.