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UIL's contribution to projects aiming to strengthen education and literacy in Chad

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23 March 2023

Chad benefits from UIL's rich experience in adult education, continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education for the implementation of the activities related to the Project to Strengthen Education and Literacy in Chad (PREAT, 2019–2023) and the Chad Emergency Education and Literacy Project (PUREAT, 2021–2023).

UIL, in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Yaoundé, has organised capacity development sessions for members of the team of the General Directorate for Literacy and the Promotion of National Languages (DAPLN) and the National Curriculum Centre (CNC) of the Ministry of National Education, Literacy and the Promotion of National Languages (MENAPLN) with a view to improving the didactic material for training literacy teachers. These training courses, which are part of the PREAT programme, have enabled a gradual transfer of skills on theoretical aspects relating to the design and structure of a training module, towards the improvement and development of new modules in accordance with the national literacy programme, the harmonised skills reference framework of Action Research on Measuring Literacy Programme Participants' Learning Outcomes (RAMAA), coordinated by UIL) and the validation of the experience of literacy teachers. These tools will lead to the publication, in 2023, of a training manual which will be made available to MENAPLN.

‘Literacy is the key to sustainable development. We are delighted to support Chad alongside the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in its efforts to improve the quality of education. I am convinced that UNESCO's support to RAMAA/RAMAED and to the training of literacy teachers will greatly benefit Chad in this vast undertaking to promote inclusive education and improve the quality of this sector’, emphasised Mr David Atchoarena, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

For the evaluation of the quality of literacy programmes within the framework of PUREAT, the RAMAA measurement tools, translated and adapted into two national languages (Chadian Arabic and Sar) will be used in accordance with the recommendations of the national team.

RAMAA, which became RAMAED (Action Research on the Measurement of Learning and Educational Alternatives) in September 2022, is being implemented in 11 African countries, including Chad. Its objective is to provide the Member States concerned with a mechanism for steering, monitoring and evaluating the quality of literacy provision. The results of RAMAED can also be used for advocacy purposes to mobilise funds for literacy and non-formal education. In addition, they can serve as a starting point for further studies or research.

Chad's membership of RAMAED is an added value. The expertise already mobilised through the constitution of the national team will indeed be put to good use in the activities of this project, which in turn will contribute to the consolidation of national capacities in the field of evaluation.

 

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