Governance in Swaziland
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education and Training has authority over all educational institutions and manages the curriculum, assessment procedures and recruitment of teachers. The National Curriculum Centre (NCC) formulates objectives and produces educational programmes. Each of the four districts has a Ministry of Education office that is headed by a district education officer. Swaziland adopted a ten-year basic education programme as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on education. The Swaziland National Commission for UNESCO is headed by the Minister of Education as president, with the principal secretary chairing meetings. Commission members are drawn from all ministries, institutions and NGOs. The Emlalatini Development Centre (EDC) falls under the Ministry of Education and has three departments, namely Correspondence, Agricultural Teachers’ Training Centre and the Vocational Centre.
Ministry of Education and Training
Tel: +268 2 404 2491
Minister: Wilson Ntshangase
Principal Secretary: Patrick N Muir
Public spending on education was 7.8 per cent of GDP in 2011.
The National Development Strategy Vision 2022, launched in August 1999, is for Swaziland to be among the top ten per cent of the medium human development group of countries in the UN’s Human Development Index by 2022. The Ministry of Education and Training plays a key role in national development, with the objective of providing quality education to all its citizens at all levels, in formal and non-formal education.
The government has introduced a new curriculum in the pre vocational subjects of agriculture, business, home economics and technical studies, which was piloted in 16 high schools throughout the country.
|Governance in Swaziland|
|Emlalatini Development Centre (EDC)||
|Ministry of Education and Training||
|National Curriculum Centre (NCC)||