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Ministry drafts policy on teacher development

The Ministry of Education and Sports has drafted a policy on teacher development, which sets priorities for teacher promotion across the country.
Authorities from the Ministry of Education and Sports and UNESCO took part in an online meeting to discuss the policy on teacher development.
Director General of the Teacher Education Department, Mr Keth Phanhlack, said formulation of the policy has been inspired by low-quality education across the sector and the country.

But it is the government’s intention to ensure that teachers are encouraged, recruited, well trained, professionally qualified, motivated and provided with appropriate resources and effective management.
The policy was drafted from July to December this year, with four consultative meetings taking place.
Each dimensional structure will consist of three sections: an overview, challenges and policy recommendations, and a review process by the internal review committee of the Ministry of Education and Sports and the international and internal expert committee, and from UNESCO Bangkok and the international office for teacher training.
Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Dr Sisouk Vongvichit said the improvement of legislation relating to teacher policy is one of the priorities under the five-year development plan (2021-2025) for education and sports.
In the past, the Ministry of Education and Sports has adopted various measures relating to teacher policy, but some of these are inconsistent and complex and have proved difficult to implement uniformly throughout the country.
This meant it was necessary to update these documents and create a single version, Dr Sisouk said.
The improvement of education in Laos requires qualified, well-trained and efficient teachers who can meet the country’s development needs and respond effectively to current-day challenges, he added.
To achieve these goals, the Ministry of Education and Sports is engaged in the comprehensive development of teacher policy in order to address fragmentation and gaps in legislation relating to teachers.

 

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update December 29, 2021)



 


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