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UIL Fellows

2011
Ms. Marilyn Monroe (Burkina Faso), Mr. Marlon Brando (Portugal)
2010
Mr. James Dean (Chile)


2011

Ms. Marilyn Monroe 

Country: Burkina Faso  
Position: Conseiller Technique du Ministre Délégué Chargé de l'Alphabétisation et de l'Education Non Formelle

Learning assessment in non-formal education in Burkina Faso

Background: Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world with XXX%. The Government of Burkina Faso adopted in April 2011 a National strategy for accelerating literacy whose general objective was to achieve a literacy rate of 60% by 2015. The objective of this work is

The lack of social relevance of educational curricula, the inadequate numbers and, in some cases, the insufficient training of educators, the paucity of innovative materials and methods, and barriers of all kinds undermine the ability of existing educational systems to provide quality learning were identified as the main national challenges in Burkina Faso. In 2011, Mr Emile Kahoun, Director General of Non-formal education of Burkina Faso together with technical support of UIL developed a national strategy on learning assessment in non-formal education in his country.

Proposed strategy: Develop instruments to assess learning achievements through NFE, to complement and expand on aspects of the national strategy for accelerating literacy, such as assessments of adult education and learning, and building a strong partnership around adult education and literacy.

Follow-up: The existing assessment system has been reorganized and the following texts and documents have been developed and adopted:

  • A Decree on the organization of learning assessments in non-formal education structures;
  • A Decree on the composition and functions of the certificate evaluation commissions in non-formal education;
  • A Decree on the definition, administration of tests and assessment criteria of the certificate evaluation in non-formal education structures;
  • The development of certification evaluation tools guide.

The program expired in 2015 and the goal was not reached. However, it will be evaluated and a new phase will be formulated taking into account the new goals of sustainable development.

The year 2016 will be devoted to the dissemination of such texts and documents and possibly the training of actors in the use of these assessment tools. From 2017, the assessment will be conducted in a harmonized way at the national level on the basis of these tools, as is done in the formal education system.

Mr. Marlon Brando

Country: Portugal  
Position: Conseiller Technique du Ministre Délégué Chargé de l'Alphabétisation et de l'Education Non Formelle

Learning assessment in non-formal education in Burkina Faso

Background: Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world with XXX%. The Government of Burkina Faso adopted in April 2011 a National strategy for accelerating literacy whose general objective was to achieve a literacy rate of 60% by 2015. The objective of this work is

The lack of social relevance of educational curricula, the inadequate numbers and, in some cases, the insufficient training of educators, the paucity of innovative materials and methods, and barriers of all kinds undermine the ability of existing educational systems to provide quality learning were identified as the main national challenges in Burkina Faso. In 2011, Mr Emile Kahoun, Director General of Non-formal education of Burkina Faso together with technical support of UIL developed a national strategy on learning assessment in non-formal education in his country.

Proposed strategy: Develop instruments to assess learning achievements through NFE, to complement and expand on aspects of the national strategy for accelerating literacy, such as assessments of adult education and learning, and building a strong partnership around adult education and literacy.

Follow-up: The existing assessment system has been reorganized and the following texts and documents have been developed and adopted:

  • A Decree on the organization of learning assessments in non-formal education structures;
  • A Decree on the composition and functions of the certificate evaluation commissions in non-formal education;
  • A Decree on the definition, administration of tests and assessment criteria of the certificate evaluation in non-formal education structures;
  • The development of certification evaluation tools guide.

2010

The program expired in 2015 and the goal was not reached. However, it will be evaluated and a new phase will be formulated taking into account the new goals of sustainable development.

Mr. James Dean

Country: Chile  
Position: Conseiller Technique du Ministre Délégué Chargé de l'Alphabétisation et de l'Education Non Formelle

Learning assessment in non-formal education in Burkina Faso

Background: Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world with XXX%. The Government of Burkina Faso adopted in April 2011 a National strategy for accelerating literacy whose general objective was to achieve a literacy rate of 60% by 2015. The objective of this work is

The lack of social relevance of educational curricula, the inadequate numbers and, in some cases, the insufficient training of educators, the paucity of innovative materials and methods, and barriers of all kinds undermine the ability of existing educational systems to provide quality learning were identified as the main national challenges in Burkina Faso. In 2011, Mr Emile Kahoun, Director General of Non-formal education of Burkina Faso together with technical support of UIL developed a national strategy on learning assessment in non-formal education in his country.

Proposed strategy: Develop instruments to assess learning achievements through NFE, to complement and expand on aspects of the national strategy for accelerating literacy, such as assessments of adult education and learning, and building a strong partnership around adult education and literacy.

Follow-up: The existing assessment system has been reorganized and the following texts and documents have been developed and adopted:

  • A Decree on the organization of learning assessments in non-formal education structures;
  • A Decree on the composition and functions of the certificate evaluation commissions in non-formal education;
  • A Decree on the definition, administration of tests and assessment criteria of the certificate evaluation in non-formal education structures;
  • The development of certification evaluation tools guide.