38559-022: Enhancing Education Quality Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

The Project will help the Government achieve its goal of poverty reduction and economic development by providing support for enhancing the quality of education through institutional capacity development for planning, design, and delivery of education services and by strengthening secondary education.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government accords high priority to enhancing the quality of education to make the education system more efficient and to improve learning achievements. It also recognizes that investments in secondary education are necessary to meet the growing demand for a well educated and skilled work force.

Impact

Increased number of school graduates with improved knowledge and skills

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved quality and efficiency of secondary education service delivery.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

OUTPUT 1: Education System Management and Development 1.1 Awareness of Education Law and MoEYS Gender Mainstreaming Policy 1.2 Policy framework for teacher education and teacher management 1.3 Review of the organization and function of MoEYS at central, province, district, and school levels 1.4 Strengthened National Institute of Education 1.5 Information systems strengthened at national, provincial, district, levels and consolidated at central level 1.6 Introduction of monitoring and quality assurance systems in place and functional in schools and TTCs 1.7 Enhanced capacity of the Pedagogic Research Department and the Education Materials Approval Board OUTPUT 2: Teacher Professional Development 2.1 Enhanced management capacity of teacher training institutions 2.2 Upgraded facilities, including ICT at TTCs 2.3 Increased enrolment of females and students from remote and disadvantaged areas in lower secondary and upper secondary teacher training programs 2.4 Improved skills and competencies of teacher trainers in the preservice teacher training program 2.5 Improved teaching skills and competencies of secondary teachers 2.6 Introduce multimedia methods for teacher education OUTPUT 3: Strengthening Secondary Education 3.1 Secondary education development plan 3.2 Strengthened secondary school networks, school management, and school improvement planning 3.3 Increased enrolment in secondary schools of girls and children from remote and disadvantaged areas 3.4 Upgraded secondary school facilities 3.5 Curriculum in priority areas including ICT is developed and in use in secondary school 3.6 Upper secondary schools countrywide have textbooks and teachers guides 3.7 Assessment of student achievement in secondary education is based on curriculum standards

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress

The project implementation is progressing well. As of end of March 2014, the overall weighted progress of the project is estimated at 94.50%, and the total cumulative project expenditure is 79.58% against the total project fund. The project progress and beneficiaries by outputs are summarized below. Output 1: Education System Management and Development More than 50,000 copies of education law and 12,000 posters printed and distributed. Training provided to all school deputy directors and above. TV spots to promote the law produced. Gender mainstreaming strategic plan (2011-2015) published and disseminated. Teacher education and management framework adopted, and a Teacher Policy developed and adopted. NIE s institutional development plan approved, and Research Capacity Development Plan prepared and training workshops conducted. NIE s multimedia resource center established with multimedia equipment for pre- and in-service teacher training. Fully integrated educational MIS (EMIS, HRMIS and FMIS) is under development. Quality assurance system for TTCs completed and secondary school self-assessment and tools piloted. Staff of Curriculum Development Department have capacity to administer evaluation and tendering of teaching and learning materials, including textbooks. Output 2: Professional Development of Teachers Competency standards for TTC directors approved. Management and leadership training manuals developed and printed. Three hundred and sixty TTC directors and senior staff attended the training. Monitoring and assessment guidelines for teacher performance approved and printed. Four PTTC learning centers, including sanitation facilities, and 3 girl s dormitories, and 14 female sanitation facilities have been built. Science equipment is equipped in 6 RTTCs. Twenty TTC computer labs are installed with Thin Client computer technology. Library books, furniture, and equipment are under tendering process. Four hundred (400) students (of which 60% are females) from remote and disadvantaged areas received scholarships for teacher training program at RTTCs, and 100 students (of which 60% are females) for teacher training program at NIE. ICT teacher trainer manual approved and printed. Package of instructional materials for ToT developed for basic English, use of multimedia and ICT. Training of 60 core trainers completed. More than 4,600 under qualified lower secondary teachers (of which 35% are females) participated in training programs at RTTCs and around 3,750 upper secondary teachers (of which 33% are females) participated in basic English training program (3,000 teachers) and in ICT course (750 teachers). Video/DVD/audio materials and manuals produced to support science experiments at NIE, and Multimedia standards package installed in 24 TTCs. Output 3: Strengthening Secondary Education Secondary education master plan approved and its implementation plan implemented. Eighteen (18) upper secondary resource centres (SRCs) built in addition to the 18 SRCs constructed under ESDP-2. They are equipped with science and computer labs equipment, library books, and furniture for offices. Training on roles and responsibilities of SRS conducted. Four thousand (4,000) students (60% of whom are females) from remote and disadvantaged areas received scholarships to attend and complete upper secondary education. Guidelines and operational manual for scholarship developed and implemented. Tourism and ICT curriculum for grade 11 and 12, and English curriculum for grade 7-9 printed and disseminated to schools. Printed and distributed 1,489,018 copies of student textbooks and 31,658 copies of teacher manuals for grade 10 to 12 printed and distributed in all upper secondary schools. Standards-based assessment and exemplar assessment for upper secondary schools approved. More than 4,000 technical group leaders (of whom 30% are females) trained and all secondary teachers trained in standards-based assessment.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: C
Involuntary Resettlement: C
Indigenous Peoples: B

Status of Covenants

Category Rating
Grant 0090
Sector Satisfactory
Social
Financial Satisfactory
Economic
Others Satisfactory
Safe Satisfactory
Project Financial Statements



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Timetable

Concept Clearance
25 Jan 2005

Fact-finding
02 Jul 2007 to 13 Jul 2007

Management Review Meeting
10 Aug 2007

Board Approval
23 Nov 2007

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