Urgent education reforms underway

Revising the Grade 12 School Leaver or Application Form is amongst these reforms.

Both agencies are optimistic to introduce the new and revised school leaver application forms by April and introduced for current year 12 students to use this year.

The current school leaver form is said to be obsolete and needs to be revised to suit the upgraded selection system.

The school leaver form at the moment limits year 12 students to only 2 choices.

The new application form will allow students 5 preferences for higher education institutions.

State agencies to undergo reform

Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani highlighted this in his 2016 December Quarterly Economic Bulletin.

He said Public sector reforms undertaken by the Government in 2017 are aimed at improving the quality of public sector spending.

However, he said the private sector will benefit from these reforms such as: encouraging competition through focusing on efficiency in the SOEs; removal of some regulatory requirements of doing business; supporting productivity in tourism and agriculture sectors; and facilitating the evolution of the financial services sector.