13 February 2013

Gambia: MoBSE Holds Coordinating Committee Meeting in CRR

Crr — The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology recently held a five-day coordinating committee meeting in Janjangbureh, Central River Region (CRR).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Alhaji Ganyie Touray, the CRR governor, spoke extensively on the importance of the forum, saying that it was organised to monitor and support the improvement of education. He asserted that if a country wants to develop, it must first improve the education system.

He noted that the coordinating committee meeting would enable stakeholders to contribute their best in the implementation of their responsibilities.

Governor Touray also commended all stakeholders for their collaboration in organising such an important forum in his region.

For his part, Baboucarr Bouye, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, noted that the coordinating committee meeting is a self-evaluation mechanism to improve on the education service delivery

in the country. He underscored the importance of education, saying that it helps to build the nation's human resource base.

According to him, education is pre-requisite for combating poverty and ignorance. He also urged the teachers to take up the challenges that lie ahead as they have an important role to play in national development.

Boye finally applauded the Gambian leader for his efforts in improving the education sector.

Among the topics discussed at the meeting were; the Gambia framework on professional standards and policies for teachers and learners, child hope sponsored project for the Majalis, challenges associated with the use of teachers trained on early grade literacy skills, curriculum work plan update and update on E-learning.

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