Djibouti (SH)-The government of Djibouti recognizes education as essential for growth and human development. As a result, the government has placed education at the center of its development policies. In 2000, an education reform was initiated with the goal of improving access, quality, and relevance.
Despite progress in increasing access and coverage in education, access to education continues to be one of the country’s major challenges. Other challenges include quality, the availability of learning materials, and disparities due to gender, geographic areas, and socio-economic status.
The GPE grant of US$3.8 million is focused on improving the learning environment and instructional practices of teachers in primary school.
The three components of the project are:
- Increase access and improve the learning environment through the construction and equipment of one school and the rehabilitation and expansion of six selected schools in four targeted areas in rural areas
- Improve student performance through investments in teaching and learning materials, as well as training for teachers, pedagogic counselors, school directors and inspectors, developing a student assessment policy, and piloting a community-based model for pre-school service provision in partnership with UNICEF.
- To provide supplemental financing to the existing project management unit, SGP, complementing to other capacity building and training.
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