1. SADC Achievements and Challenges per EFA GOAL 1 ... Discussion on EFA Status, Regional Context, Trends, and Education Development Present: Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia OSISA, ANCEFA, ICAE ...

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<ul><li><p>SADCDiscussiononEFAStatus,RegionalContext,Trends,andEducationDevelopmentPresent:Botswana,Swaziland,Tanzania,Zanzibar,Mauritius,Namibia,Zimbabwe,Lesotho,Malawi,ZambiaOSISA,ANCEFA,ICAE,UNESCOA.SUMMARY1.SADCAchievementsandChallengesperEFAGOAL</p><p>GOAL1EarlyChildhood(ECD,ECCD,ECCE,ECCDE) Achievements Challenges</p><p> UseofICT(radio)forlessons CommunityparticipationfosteredwithCSOsupport</p><p> Govt.interventiontomakeECDavailabletoallchildren</p><p> Devpt.ofimplementationframeworkforchildren Devpt.oforientationprogramstohelpchildrenadjusttonew(primary)environment</p><p> Registrationofallpreschools ECDPolicyinplace EstablishmentofECDTrainingmanualtrainingcolleges</p><p> Devptofoperationalguidelines,nationalstandardsandqualityassurancemechanismsM&amp;E(datacollection)systemsetup</p><p> produced,forintrotocolleges Schoolfacilitiesincreased</p><p> Difficultytoensureaccessduetogreatdistances Poorcoordinatingmechanismbetweenallactors</p><p>(GOVTministries,otherstakeholder/partners) Lackof/lowquality/poorlytrainedteachers Insufficientfacilities/infrastructure&gt;poorlearning</p><p>environment Nonadmissionofvulnerablechildrenesp.with</p><p>disabilitiesduetolackofspecializedteachers Noregulatoryframeworks Accessachallengewheremostprovisionisprivate</p><p>andthereforecostly,mostlyinurbancentresforprofit</p><p> Inadequateteaching/learningmaterials(TLM)forcentres</p><p>GOAL2UPE </p><p>Achievements Challenges Upto100%enrolmentsreached Freeprimaryeducationtobeintroduced Strategiestoreachgoalimplemented:</p><p> Transporttoandfromschoolprovided Grantsforchildren Advocacycampaignsthroughradio,TV,</p><p>localleaders,communitymembers Boardingfacilities</p><p> InadequateTLMs Overcrowding Inadequacyinteachersesp.fortechnicalsubjects Lowattendanceinpoorareas Lackofcompulsoryeducationpolicy Continuedschooldropoutsesp.atGrades5/6,</p><p>retentionachallenge Earlypregnancies&amp;marriages Learnerpolicyonpregnancyreadmissionchallenged Overagedchildrenenrolledinadulteducation</p><p>spaces Distancesbetween/toschools</p><p>GOAL3&amp;4YouthSkills&amp;LearningNeedsofadults Achievements Challenges</p><p> Adultlearningdirectorateandcentressetup Strategieswithstrongskillscomponentdeveloped</p><p> Apprenticeshipsbeingpromoted Skillsincludedinbasiceducationprogram Skillsbeingalignedtolabourmarket Fundingtosectorincreased</p><p> Expansionisslow Curriculumlimitedrelevancetotrainees Lowparticipationofmeninadultprogrammes Needtobridgefromnonformaltoformal</p></li><li><p> AccreditationofskillsintroducedGOAL5GenderParity Achievements Challenges</p><p> Genderparityachievedinmost Girlsperformingbetterthanboys Readmissionpolicyatworkforpregnantgirls</p><p> Moregirlsdropoutbutmoreboysreadmitted Distancesgreatforsecondaryschoolchildren Lackofhostelsforboarders, Occurrenceofpregnanciesstillhigh</p><p>GOAL6Quality Achievements ChallengesGapsinperformancebeingnarrowedTeacherproductionraisedInfrastructureimprovementprogrammeinplaceReducingonmultigradeclassesIntroductionoffasttracktrainingprogrammetogivehighschoolteachersbettercompetence</p><p> PrimarilyTeacherIssues: PupilTeacherRatiostoohigh Governmentshavenocapacitytoengageall</p><p>teacherstrained Highschoolteacherteachinglowerlevel</p><p>thereforeinappropriatelytrained Gapinteachersbeingfilledbythosetrained</p><p>inotherdisciplines Performancegirlsarelaggingbehindthoughparticipating</p><p> Criticalthinkingskillslowandnodeliberateefforttoimprove</p><p>2.Wherewewanttobeby2015</p><p>i. ProvidinguniversalaccesstoECD &gt;&gt;IntroduceECDinAllschoolsii. Significantlyimprovedlearningenvironments &gt;&gt;Accelerateinfrastructuralgrowthiii. Completionratesmatchingenrolment &gt;&gt;Addressissuesthataffectretentioniv. Focusonqualityentrenched&amp;maintained &gt;&gt;Tacklecauses/areasoflowqualityv. Improvedlocaleducationfinancing &gt;&gt;Eliminatebudgetary&amp;systemicinefficienciesvi. Mothertonguewellplacedalong2ndlanguage &gt;&gt;Addressacceptanceanduseoflanguages</p><p>3.AreasofExcellence</p><p> Achievingupto100%enrolmentincases Inclusiveeducatione.g.provisionoftransporttoallchildren Teacherproductionraised Achievingcompleteorincreasedparity</p><p>4.RelevanceofEFA,MDGFrameworks</p><p>o Foundtoberelevant,theyhaveassistedinguidingcountriestowardsachievementsgainedo Areasneedingimprovement:</p><p>Broadeningofviewfromthereductionofthe6Goals,UPEhaseclipsedothergoalsSADC,AUmusteducate/popularizeitsframeworks/goalsinmembercountriesDiscussiononefficiencyorusefulnessofhavingmanyframeworks,howdowealignthem/</p></li><li><p>B.SADCCountrySpecificsCountryAchievementsandChallengesperEFAGOAL</p><p>COUNTRY GOAL1EarlyChildhood(ECD,ECCD,ECCE,ECCDE)</p><p> Achievements ChallengesTanzania</p><p> o Accessdifficulttocoverwholecountry</p><p>o Poorcoordinatingmechanismbetweenallactors(GOVTministries)</p><p>o Poorfacilitieso Poorlytrainedteachers</p><p>Zanzibar:</p><p> UseofICTRadiousedwithmentorspaidbycommunity,helptocutdowncosts,performanceequaledthoseattendingregularclassesp.inrural/underservedareas,paidforbycommunity</p><p> WithCSO:Introducedcommunitycentres,trainingteachersandothercapacitybuilding</p><p>o Facilitieso Lackoftrainedteacherso Admissionofvulnerableespwith</p><p>disabilitiesduetolackoftrainingo Learningenvironmentpoor</p><p>Mauritius</p><p> Schoolsfoundineveryvillage,easyaccessduetocountrysize</p><p> HavebothprivateandpublicECDschools,privatebeing76%</p><p> GovthasinterventiontomakeECCDEavailabletoallchildren</p><p> Devptimplementationframeworkforchildren</p><p> Bridgingthegapintroduced,tohelpchildrenadjusttonew(primary)environment</p><p>o Noregulatoryframework</p><p>Botswana</p><p> Providedbyprivate;13%to19%</p><p> Registersallpreschools Standardsdeveloped,quality</p><p>assurancedepartmentestablished</p><p> ECCDEPolicyinplace Developedstandard1</p><p>orientationprogram</p><p>o Lowaccessasprivateandcostlyo Inurbancentresforprofito Notrainingcenterforteacherso </p></li><li><p> GOAL2UPE </p><p> Achievements Challenges Upto100%enrolments</p><p>reached Freeprimaryeducationtobeintroduced</p><p> Strategiestoreachgoalimplemented:</p><p> Transporttoandfromschoolprovided</p><p> Grantsforchildren Advocacycampaigns</p><p>throughradio,TV,localleaders,communitymembers</p><p> Boardingfacilities</p><p> InadequateTLMs Overcrowding Inadequacyinteachersesp.for</p><p>technicalsubjects Lowattendanceinpoorareas Lackofcompulsoryeducation</p><p>policy Continuedschooldropoutsesp.</p><p>atGrades5/6,retentionachallenge</p><p> Earlypregnancies&amp;marriages Learnerpolicyonpregnancy</p><p>readmissionchallenged Overagedchildrenenrolledin</p><p>adulteducationspaces Distancesbetween/toschools</p><p> GOAL3&amp;4YouthSkills&amp;LearningNeedsofadults</p><p> Achievements Challenges Adultlearningdirectorate</p><p>andcentressetup Strategieswithstrongskillscomponentdeveloped</p><p> Apprenticeshipsbeingpromoted</p><p> Skillsincludedinbasiceducationprogram</p><p> Skillsbeingalignedtolabourmarket</p><p> Fundingtosectorincreased Accreditationofskillsintroduced</p><p> Expansionisslow Curriculumlimitedrelevanceto</p><p>trainees Lowparticipationofmeninadult</p><p>programmes Needtobridgefromnonformal</p><p>toformal</p><p> GOAL5GenderParity Achievements Challenges</p><p> Genderparityachievedinmost</p><p> Girlsperformingbetterthanboys</p><p> Readmissionpolicyatworkforpregnantgirls</p><p> Moregirlsdropoutbutmoreboysreadmitted</p><p> Distancesgreatforsecondaryschoolchildren</p><p> Lackofhostelsforboarders, Occurrenceofpregnanciesstill</p><p>high GOAL6Quality</p></li><li><p> Achievements Challenges Gapsinperformancebeingnarrowed</p><p>TeacherproductionraisedInfrastructureimprovementprogrammeinplaceReducingonmultigradeclassesIntroductionoffasttracktrainingprogrammetogivehighschoolteachersbettercompetence</p><p> PrimarilyTeacherIssues: PupilTeacherRatiostoo</p><p>high Governmentshaveno</p><p>capacitytoengageallteacherstrained</p><p> Highschoolteacherteachinglowerlevelthereforeinappropriatelytrained</p><p> Gapinteachersbeingfilledbythosetrainedinotherdisciplines</p><p> Performancegirlsarelaggingbehindthoughparticipating</p><p> Criticalthinkingskillslowandnodeliberateefforttoimprove</p></li></ul>

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