The ‘Together for Education’ Project, funded by the Australian Government, is working with the National Department of Education (NDoE) to provide training on the development of School Learning Improvement Plans (SLIP). A SLIP is an important document that outlines project activities that schools identify and plan to undertake within a period of time.
‘Together for Education’ recently held a three day Training of Trainers workshop for thirty education officers and school inspectors from Central, Madang and Morobe Provinces.
The training equipped participants with new knowledge, skills and strategies on how to enage with school boards of management, teachers, parents and citizens to develop a userfriendly SLIP. The NDoE’s First Assistant Secretary – Policy and Research, Peter Kants reminded participants to keep their SLIPs simple, realistic, achievable and that it must cover a period of one to three years.
“Many people go through the extreme of getting consultants to help them develop their SLIP, but it is important and more helpful to develop a simple SLIP that even a villager can understand,” Kants said.
“We have been thinking differently and now you have shown us the other way around for SLIP development,” said Willa Gazang, School Inspector for Nawaeb District.
The training concluded with participants planning SLIP roll-out schedules and similar training workshops for other officers in their respective districts and provinces.
Accessing quality education remains a challenge for most children in Papua New Guinea. The Together for Education Project partners, World Vision, Child Fund, Library for All, Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council and the University of Canberra are working in partnership with the NDoE and the Australian Government to improve the quality of education in Papua New Guinea.
The ‘Together for Education’ Project supports the Government’s National Education Plan 2015-2019 and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal 4. It is part of a three year K112 million education partnership between Australia and the Government of Papua New Guinea to achieve inclusive, quality education as a foundation for a fulfilling and productive life.
Source: World Vision PNG