NCD education MOA on the agenda this 2018

The last 2 years has seen NCD fight tooth and nail to obtain a memorandum of Agreement or MOA with the government and Education Department.

This MOA will be to decentralize elementary, primary and secondary school responsibilities to the district however results haven’t been forthcoming.

Parkop says they are hopeful to achieve the MOA this year for the benefit of the school aged population of NCD.

NCD and Education Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding 2 years ago to transfer management powers for elementary, primary and secondary schools to the city authority, NCDC.

 “It’s been too long since we signed the MOU and are waiting for MOA and I hope it will happen soon”

Parkop says the capital city’s elementary, primary and secondary schools continue to suffer while under the jurisdiction of Education Department.

 “If Education in the city remains with the National Government, it will not see much progress.”

He said the government and education department focus on policy and curriculum development but not on infrastructure and teaching and learning environment.

NCDC as the municipal government has been supporting the national government in the space of education through programs like TVET and other skills training programs but would like complete management powers for elementary, primary and secondary schools in the future.

Meanwhile the budget for TVET is expected to increase to enable greater opportunities for youths in the city to further their education.

Carolyn Ure