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An overview of some initiatives in EFA undertaken by the Ministry of Education of Nepal presented at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 6-7 December 2012.

An overview of some initiatives in EFA undertaken by the Ministry of Education of Nepal presented at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 6-7 December 2012.
Presented by Dr. Lava Dev Awasthi, Director-General, Ministry of Education

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Ministry of Education and EFA Ministry of Education and EFA Presentation Transcript

  • IAU Collaborative Workshop Higher Education for Attaining EFA Kathmandu 7 Dec 2012 Lava D Awasthi, PhD DG/DoE 1
  • Content Outlines Features of EFA Implementation Institutions, Accountability and Functions Key Instruments/ Resourcing Sectoral achievements Opportunities Challenges Areas of Collaboration Collaborative Process 2
  • Features of EFA Implementation Holistic perspective: school as competent unit Integrated Approach: ECED, 1-8, 9-12 Open and flexible learning opportunities TEVT soft and work experience Vertical - Horizontal links Foundation for higher education Governance, Management and Delivery Institutional Capacity and HRD interventions 3
  • Institutions, Accountabilities andFunctions MoE for Policy, Resourcing and Regulating DoE and CLAs, Enabling and Facilitating RED and Districts, RCs and Schools SMC/ Parents and Local Government SMC and HT and Teachers Key indicators, results frame and performance contracts 4
  • Key Instruments/ Resourcing SSRP Policy and Plan Joint framework for funding 2.6B USD Resource Envelope (NR70 Arab Per Annum) 23% DP Support EMIS and Flash Data ASIP/ AWPB/ SIP/ DEPs CD Plan, with focus on school CAS, NASA, NEB, ERO, Standards and Benchmarks 5
  • Sectoral achievements  Grade 1 entrants with ECED background is now 55.6%  Primary education NER 95.3% (4.7% out of school population)  Girls have outnumbered boys in primary schools.  Basic education NER has reached 87.5%  More than 90% teachers are trained and have required qualifications 6
  • Sectoral achievements contd…  Repetition rates in grade one have fallen from now 19.9%  Survival rate of grade 5 is 84.2%  Likewise, survival rate of grade 8 is 69.6%  Learning Levels are below 50% in learning competencies  Literacy rate of 6+ reported in the Census Report is at 65.9% (cf Male Female gaps)  Grade 5 Survival Rate 84.2 7
  • Opportunities National consensus on ed agenda (Sector Plans, Periodic Plans) Parents’ Commitment Robust system in place (Gov, Mgt, deliv) Diversity as resource Competent workforce in universities Favourable global and regional environment Partnerships with NGOs/ CSOs 8
  • Challenges Focus on learning, quality in clssrooms – teacher absenteeism Delivery, with limited results Flash/ EMIS (PCF funds) Eroding trust in public schools/ ins Capacity gaps: Schools, RCs, District Engaging staff in self learning Transforming Universities into Learning Centres Targeted: need based interventions Public – Private engagements Working in difficult circumstances 9
  • Areas of Collaboration Gaps in EFA Goals/ Interventions –  Students’ retention in class one  Learning (quality in classrooms)  Literacy, ECED, Early Grades Reading  IT Application  Special Needs Education - disability  Inclusiveness (MoI, local curricula)  Teacher Development (Ref NASA)  Terai and interior pocket 10
  • Collaborative Process MoU between University and MoE Whole district and setting targets Research and inputs for Reform Internships and Thematic Roles RC capacity Building – Models Devt Institute of Education and TPD Skills Development – soft and hard Team monitoring and Capacity Build 11
  • THANK YOU 12