The National, Tuesday October 29th, 2013
THE Education Department is concerned over legislations not reviewed that are impeding the implementation of policies and deterring special development initiatives.
Education Secretary Dr Michael Tapo was giving a summary of progress and implementation of education initiatives plus challenges in the Education Department and ministry in the presence of National Planning Minister Charles Abel and other government stakeholders.
Tapo said the implementation processes of policies taken up by the department under the 2013 budget and year plan were being stalled because major legislations had not been reviewed.
He said a committee to the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council had advised the council to ensure legislations like the Teachers Services Act and Education Act undergo a thorough review.
“The department has a corporate plan and everything there in its system. It is an issue of implementation; challenges of implementation,” he said.
“It is about where we are, what we have achieved and what we have not. The review of Education Act, Teachers Service Act and the Organic Law is paramount.”