Education / Partnership / Non-Formal Education Working Group
Friday, December 7, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Within three months, the country should have a non-formal education policy document formal. It is at least the mission that is entrusted to an interinstitutional working group for the development of this policy.
Established officially, this Thursday, December 6, 2018, by the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Pierre Josué Agénor CADET, this Working Group, composed of eleven persons, is made up of representatives of the Ministries of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP), Social Affairs and Labor (MAS), Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), the National Partnership Office (ONAPE), the Office of the Secretary of State for Literacy, the National Institute for Vocational Training (INFP), the Initiative for youth development (IDEJEN), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The ceremony e took place at the Inspectorate General of the Ministry in the presence of the Secretary of State for Literacy, Emile Brutus, the Resident Representative of UNESCO in Haiti, Paul Gomis, the Director General of MENFP, Meniol Young, from the Director General of the INFP, Ms. Maguy Durcé, the Director General of the National Education Fund (FNE), Joseph Frantz Nicolas, the Chief of Staff, Jackson Pléteau, the Inspectors General, technical directors and several senior executives of the MENFP.
Instituted by Ministerial Decision dated 19 October 2018, signed by the Minister CADET, said Group is in charge of the elaboration of the Policy of nonformal education and the follow-up for its validation, taking into account the documents already available to the MENFP and recommendations and proposals from the exchanges of the Decameron Workshop, according to the provisions of Article 1 of this Decision. Placed under the direct responsibility of the holder of the MENFP, the Group is coordinated and supervised by the general director of the MENFP.
Ambassador Gomis welcomed this new initiative of the MENFP which represents, according to him, a new step in the right direction . It welcomes the structuring actions undertaken under the administration of Minister CADET with the finalization of the National Plan for the Training of Educational Personnel and the Ten-Year Education and Training Plan (PDEF).
M. Gomis who arrives at the end of the mission is satisfied with the progress made in the education sector, despite a difficult context. He assures UNESCO's continued support for the MENFP.
For Minister CADET, this is a fundamental step in the process of reforming the education sector. Indeed, says the UN number of the MENFP, “as we commit to the finalization of the Ten Year Education and Training Plan over 10 years, it is important for us to define very clearly the framework of action of non-formal education which is an important part of the vision of a united nation taking into account all the sons and daughters of the nation without any distinction. “
An action that fits well, according to him within the framework of the objectives of SDG4 in 4.4 and the Incheon Declaration clarifying in point 10 of the preamble (…) the importance of “establishing flexible learning paths, as well as recognition, validation and accreditation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired in formal and informal education “and (…)” to ensure that all young people and adults, especially girls and women, reaches a relevant and recognized level of functional proficiency in reading, writing and arithmetic, and acquiring life skills, and opportunities for adult education and training are offered to them. “
Taking the opportunity to express its gratitude to UNICEF, UNESCO and IDEJEN for their contribution to this process, Minister CADET said he counted on the strong involvement of all the institutions that had mandated their representative in the said Group for the good works progress. He is confident that the professionalism and skills of each member of the Group will meet the expectations of the sector after three months of time allowed to complete the mission.
He says he believes that the composition of this Group bringing together the main players in the sector for the realization of this work is a guarantee of success of this company because, the partnership approach is to be privileged and is essential today to reach our objectives in education.
Insisting on the stake of this step which is , he said, to ensure the future of thousands of young people by giving hope to out-of-school youth, over-aged, abandoned and outside the formal education system, Minister CADET invites everyone to engage in this fight for the renewal of the educational sector
Note that Jacques Yvon Pierre, cabinet coordinator, Nadine Henry, Director of Basic Education, and Cl audin St-Jour, Assistant Director at the Directorate of Basic Education are the representatives of the MENFP within this Group