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Pacific Islands Forum Education Ministers endorse in principle the new Pacific Regional Education Framework

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,31/05/2018

Pacific Islands Forum Education Ministers have endorsed in principle a new Pacific Regional Education Framework, which will guide regional education policy and strategies until 2030.

The Education Ministers met in Nauru for the Forum Education Ministers Meeting and discussed the current state of education and education policy across the region. They looked at how the Pacific can move forward together to address their commitments to the global education agenda.

The Pacific Regional Education Framework identifies four priority policy areas, including: ensuring the quality and relevance of what is taught; continuous development to support the teaching profession; prioritising student outcomes and wellbeing; and learning pathways that empower all Pacific islanders to equally enjoy the benefits of education without barriers.

In opening the meeting last week, the President of Nauru, H.E Baron Divavesi Waqa, emphasised the critical role of Education Ministers in shaping the future policies and direction of education at the national and regional levels.

Donors and development partners showed their support to the new Framework and committed to focusing and aligning their support to actions and programmes outlined in it. The Pacific Regional Education Framework will be launched later this year.

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