Teaching policy in Madagascar
Aware of teachers’ leading role in the quality of learning, the Malagasy Government formulated a teaching policy that is fully in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. This policy’s aims include ensuring that “teachers and educators are empowered, adequately recruited, professionally and satisfactorily trained and qualified, and motivated and supported within effectively and efficiently managed and resourced systems.”
This policy was formulated while the Education Sector Plan 2018–2022 was taking shape. Teams from the three ministries (Ministry of National Education; Ministry of Employment, Technical Education and Vocational Training; and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research) jointly developed this policy document based on data and reports collected and produced with this in mind and with the participation of all stakeholders. The Plateforme Nationale pour le Pilotage du Secteur Educatif [National Steering Platform for the Education Sector – PNPSE], which brings together all education partners (ministry, technical and financial partners, civil society, teaching staff representatives, parents, learners and the private sector), was called upon during the process to better define the vision and strategy and to identify the challenges and risks. The teaching policy development teams also received funding and advice from the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme.