Education Minister Assures Implementation Of 4-Year Strategic Development Plan

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The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai

The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, says the Federal Government will ensure that the four-year Strategic Plan for the development of the sector is fully implemented.

The minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when she met with directors and heads of parastatals under the ministry.

Rufai explained that the plan was the ministry’s way of achieving both sectorial and national objectives of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda.

She, therefore, urged them to pay attention to identified activities in the plan and those other actions that would lead to their success.

“In the next few days, as part of the implementation process of the strategic plan, we are going to inaugurate some committees as part of our drive to develop efficient national systems.

“One of the legacies that we must leave is that of providing mechanisims that ensures greater efficiency in the implementation of education policies.”

Rufai said that the committees would be working on Guidance and Counselling in schools; Monitoring of Learning Achievement; and National Teacher Development Needs Assessment.

She stressed that the strategic plan would include the development of Teacher Professional Development Framework and Quality Assurance.

According to her, the committees will work towards developing or updating frameworks to enhance practice in each of the areas identified in the strategic plan.

She said implementation Task Teams were already in place to liaise with the directors and heads of parastatals to actualise the plan.

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