Governance in Seychelles
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
Public spending on education was 2.9% of GDP in 2012.
The medium-term development plan for 2007-17 was launched in 2007. Among the key developmental objectives were enhancing human resource capacity, maximising local participation and fostering national and international strategic partnerships.
The Ministry of Education’s mission is to provide education that is at the same time rooted in the country’s culture and history and acting as an agent of social and economic transformation. Informed by the principles of quality, equity and accountability, the government’s strategic objective for education is to empower young people in order to enhance national productivity and social cohesion, and to enable them to participate fully in the global market place.
The Ministry of Education’s School Improvement Programme was short-listed in the 2006 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards. This programme aims to introduce into all primary schools a culture of collaborative planning and self-evaluation.
In March 2012, two Seychellois projects were selected as finalists in the 2012 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards. The Ministry of Education/Ministry of Environment and Energy’s Demonstrating Adaptation to Climate Change in Schools project was designed to harvest rain water from school roofs, reducing their water bills and educating children and the general public about conservation of water resources and the impact of climate change.
The Ministry of Education’s Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Reading Development in Mother Tongue project – also launched in 2009 – was extended to all primary schools in Seychelles as part of the reform of Early Childhood Education. The project’s main aim was to increase the level of literacy in the three national languages: English, French and Creole.
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