Policy Proposals 2003 – Summary of Recommendations

In pursuance of its mandate to advise the government on education policy the National Education Commission has formulated these proposals on general education for consideration by the government. These policy proposals are an outcome of an eighteen months’ process of preparation of over twenty evaluation studies of the present situation and ongoing reforms; review of the contextual factors that have determined the contours of the general education system; public consultations; interactive discussions in the Commission; Standing Committee and sub-committees; and consequently, distillation of the insights and experiences of a large number of committed individuals and groups. The Commission has endeavoured to maintain continuity by strengthening successful on going policy reforms and to stimulate change to meet emerging needs and challenges, in the context of national goals.