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Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00

The Ministry of Education is celebrating accomplishments in education over the next two weeks under the theme “Together: we achieve quality education for all.” Over the two-week observance the Ministry  will be holding a series of events to highlight the strides that have been made in education.

One of those will be the unveiling of a new initiative called the Quality Child- Friendly Schools Program on Monday, May 14th. The new initiative is geared at improving education at the primary school level by encouraging schools to look within and determine and chart a way to improve themselves. 

Through the program, schools will be guided at self-improvement with  a specific focus on delivering on the curriculum. Areas of self-improvement include having teachers that care for their profession, having safe and healthy learning environments, encouraging community participation and having some level of quality assurance through effective inspectorate of the school.

In 2009, the project was piloted in 9 schools with great success now the ministry hopes to expand the program to 30 schools across the country. The program will be officially launched on Monday May 14th.