Education Quality Enhancement Project (Education III)
- Reference: P-LS-IA0-002
- Approval date: 04/04/2007
- Start date: 10/01/2008
- Appraisal Date: 29/11/2006
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
- Location: THE WHOLE COUNTRY
The sector goal is to improve the efficiency of the education system. The project objective is to improve access to quality education and training.
The project encompasses three components as follows:
- Improving Access to Quality Education;
- Skills Employability Enhancement; and
- Project Management.
Under the direction of the Principal Secretary for Education and Training, the Project Coordinator, head of the Project Support and Coordination Unit (PSCU), will be responsible for coordinating the various activities of the project. The PSCU, a multi-donor-funded structure, made up of the Accounts Section and Education Facilities Unit of MOET, will provide accounting, monitoring and procurement services for the project. It will therefore provide technical support and coordinate the activities of various Program (comprising primary and secondary education inspectorates, the Technical and Vocational Department, etc) within the Ministry, which will actually implement/manage the various aspects of the project.
The project primarily targets the underprivileged and the poor in the hardship areas of Lesotho. It covers the entire territory of Lesotho which is divided into 10 major districts. The main economic activities of the inhabitants range from small holder farming, rearing of cattle and other livestock, especially in the rural areas, to industrial types of activities in urban, semi-urban and peri-urban areas.
The direct beneficiaries will be children, adolescents, the youth of Lesotho attending or about to attend school or ready to receive some form of formal training and adults already participating in the labor market. These direct beneficiaries will be covered nation-wide. Institutions in the education system in Maseru and in the districts will also benefit from the project, especially through training courses and workshops.
BESONG Raymond Eyoh - OSHD2