Programmes and Projects of the Education Secretariat with its Boards and Departments

Policy Thrusts, Programmes and Projects Strategies

The Education Secretariat has an approved FCT Education Sector Strategic Plan in place with the accompanying operational plan. While the strategic plan covers the period between 2010 to 2020, the first operational plan run from 2010 to 2015 and the second operational plan is scheduled to run from 2016 to 2018. During the development process of the plans, five major challenges in the FCT education sector were identified as follows:

1. Inadequate Coverage and Limited Level of Inclusiveness.
2. Low Quality and Relevance
3. Infrastructural Inadequacy and Poor Infrastructural Maintenance
4. System Ineffectiveness and Inefficiency
5. Non-Sustainable Funding and Inadequate Resourcing

Based on these challenges, which were identified through existing EMIS data and rapid assessment reports, the Secretariat developed the two plans with the following implementation strategies according to the challenge areas:


S/No Strategic Intervention Policy Objectives
1 Strategic Intervention 1:
Adequate and Improve Level of Inclusiveness.
i. Provide Access For 59% of ECCDE Age Group, 18% Basic Education and 41.2% Adult Illiterates Who Are Not Enrolled
ii. Ensure Inclusiveness of Children of Low Income Quintile, Children with Disabilities, Nomadic Especially in Rural Communities, Urban Disadvantaged and Indigenous Inhabitants
iii. Increase Proportion of Students Who Subscribe To Science Technical & Vocational Education
iv. Ensure Emergency Preparedness at All Levels to Provide Meaningful Access
2 Strategic Intervention 2:
Improve Quality and Relevance
i. Reduce Core Subject Teacher Teaching Load to Align With Approved Standard
ii. Sustain On-Going Accreditation of Schools
iii. Ensure Strengthening and Appropriateness of Teacher Support Services to Meet Current Challenges
iv. Provide Psychosocial Support for Students
v. Ensure Progressive Improvement in Students’ Learning Outcomes
3 Strategic Intervention 3:
Improve Infrastructure Adequacy and Infrastructure Maintenance
i. Provide Adequate Teaching / Learning Infrastructure at All Levels of Education
ii. Ensure Availability and Adequacy of Utilities at All Levels
4 Strategic Intervention 4:
Improve System Effectiveness and Efficiency
i. Strengthen Educational Service Delivery Processes and Structure to Make Them More Responsive
ii. Strengthen EMIS and Data Management Processes for Sustained Evidenced Based and Inclusive Planning
iii. Integrate ICT into Educational Management at All Levels
iv. Sustain Continuous Staff Capacity Development
v. De-Concentrate Education Governance and Increase Non-Government Participation
5 Strategic Intervention 5:
Sustainable Funding and Adequate Resourcing
i. Ensure Adequate and Consistent Fund Allocation to Education Sector
ii. Improve Capacity of Staff for Budgeting and Financial Management at All Levels
iii. Expand the Scope of Resource Mobilization
iv. Increase Transparency and Accountability in the Budget Implementation

Providing Quality Education for Residents of the Federal Capital Territory