The South Sudanese government has launched a program to improve the skills of the country's teachers, fewer than five percent of whom have the necessary skills to teach in the country's schools, according to education officials. Among conditions that need a fix are a lack of textbooks and very low pay, critics say, noting that teachers make 360 South Sudanese Pounds per month, which is less than $100.
Waltham, Mass.: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected EDC to lead a new four-year effort in the Philippines to improve reading skills in the early grades. The Basa Pilipinas (Read Philippines) project will seek to improve the reading skills of 1 million children in Filipino, English, and selected mother tongues by 2015.
The USAID Teacher Education Project works with the Government of Pakistan, Higher Education Commission, provincial government education departments, universities, and government elementary colleges to institutionalize specific reforms in pre-service education through the National Education Policy.
During the launch of the South Sudan Teacher Education Program (SSTEP) on Tuesday in Juba, the U.S. ambassador to South Sudan, Ambassador Susan Page, said that education policy in the country needs to be unified to improve the quality of education. She added that building the capacity of teachers will help the government employ competent instructors in the education sector.
Bulletin du Projet d'Appui aux Enseignants du Primaire
Dans le cadre du Projet d’Appui aux Enseignants du Primaire financé par l’USAID, la 1ère édition de la Cérémonie de Récompense des Meilleurs Enseignants et des Ecoles Championnes du Bénin a été organisée le 2 décembre 2011 en partenariat avec le Ministère des Enseignements Maternel et Primaire.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – More than 1,000 parents who are members of various Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and other concerned groups participated in the training on education improvement planning and implementation conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Recently, a five-year programme on Literacy, Language and Learning (L3) was launched by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with USAID (United States Agency for International Development) to enhance reading and mathematical skills from grades one to four. The programme will be carried out in conjunction with Education Development Center.