THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MERHD) 2018 Annual joint review is currently underway in Honiara.
Deputy Secretary of the Ministry, James Bosamata told local media yesterday that the two days meeting normally occurred during this time of the year mainly to gather all its stakeholders and partners to involve in the annual review.
“The purpose of the review is to share with them what are our achievements, successes, challenges and also to look back on whole of the year to see how well we could address our challenges and how to improve on our weaknesses for the following year,” he said.
However he said this year 2018 is quite special for the Ministry given that the program also involves the mid-term review of the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) first five year cycle (2016 -2020) of the overall 15 years time frame (2016-2030).
“This review will also look at what have we done well and or not done well and what do we need to do in the remaining NEAP (2019-2020) that needs to be changed to achieve our goals.
He explained that the second term of the National Education Action Plan is from (2021-2025) and the last term is from (2025-2030) which then sums up the overall National Education Strategic Framework (2016-2030).
“One thing special about the 2018 Annual Joint Review is that it is also connected to the NEAP midterm review which means the AJR review outcome will also fits into the mid NEAP review,” he added.
Mr Bosamata said their partners who also participate in the review include New Zealand and Australia plus other development partners. Other participants include Education Authorities (EA) from the provinces, Churches and the Private.
“We also have representatives from the training institution providers like SINU and USP, as well school leaders, NGOs, government ministries and the provincial government,” he added.
He said after the AJR ends today, the Ministry’s senior management team and Head of Department will return tomorrow to continue on with the NEAP mid-term review.
“So the outcome, discussions, and recommendations of the two days AJR will then feed in to our mid- term review,” he added.
By IAN MCDONALD