BEEP endorse the 2003 work plan Is education on the right path? [Archives:2003/05/Local News]

February 4 2003

As a contribution by the basic Education Expansion Project (BEEP) to put Yemen on the track to achieve education for all, the steering committee of BEEP recently endorsed the 2003 work plan which aims to increase enrollment of rural children especially girls, in basic education by building 317 new schools and renovating 244 school buildings in four governorates: Sana’a, Amran, Almahweet, and Al-Dale.
The work plan also aims to improve quality through service teacher training and continuing school supervision, where 20,000 teachers will be trained and 12,000 supervision visits to schools will be conducted.
Building capacities are also one of the main objectives of BEEP; the work plan support the establishment of community participation unit at the Ministry of Education as well as activities such as awareness campaigns and communities mobilization and training; conducting routine school survey, training MOE staff on planning and projects management and establishing management information system.
It is to point out that BEEP has been launched in 2001 where a pilot project was implemented in four districts of Sana’a governorate, included building of 55 schools along with quality improvement and building capacities programs. In addition to 2002 program which included 260 schools that are now under construction and a very comprehensive software program.