Praise for programme’s success

Youth & Careers

Education Department first assistant secretary policy and research Peter Kants says a schools’ learning  improvement programme (Slip) has provided good results by enhancing learning in many primary schools in the country.
It was designed to give autonomy to schools to take ownership in planning their pathway to develop learning infrastructures and manage their own affairs,he said.
A home-grown concept, through research by students, to ensure elementary and primary schools identified their own needs and available resources and utilised them to improve their results.
“The approach encouraged collective efforts from school boards and teachers in partnership with the community and  necessary stakeholders, including  Education Department,” Kants said.
“Most primary schools raised their own funds and built learning facilities, purchased solar panels, computers and other equipment the government TFF could not  cater for to improve students’ learning,” he  said.