South West state education minister applauds Fed Government for endorsing education bill

South West State education minister Mohamed Noor addressing the media in office. Photo: Maandeeq FM|July 20, 2017

South West state minister of education Mohamed Noor has hailed the new education bill noting it was crucial in transforming the education sector in the country and creating a unified national curriculum.

The minister said the bill which was approved by the cabinet last week and is yet to be tabled in parliament will be instrumental in streamlining the teaching and training of students in the country in addition to rooting out unwanted education systems.

“The education law will regulate the education system in the country and provide clear guidelines now and into the future. It will also be instrumental in eradicating misleading education programmes,” said Noor.

The Education Bill seeks to among others standardise the education system in the country, set a framework for a national curriculum and set standards for teaching and training in the country among others. Once the Act comes into effect, private schools will be required to adopt a unified curriculum set by the govrnment in place of their own systems which have been in use since the collapse of government in 1991.

Noor said the South West State was building the capacity of its teachers to be able to meet the expected changes in the education system and enhance quality service delivery.

“We are in the process of training our teachers ahead of the school opening period which is coming soon. We have made little progress in the education sector but we expect to improve the more,” the minister added.

Meanwhile results of the national examinations were set to be released Thursday according to sources from the ministry of education. A total of 23,000 students sat for the form four exams in May.


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