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IBE-UNESCO support for curriculum process in the Gambia - Opening ceremony



The virtual launch of the IBE-UNESCO’s support for curriculum process in the Gambia will take place on Tuesday 16 March 2021, from 12:30 to 13:30, Banjul Time.

The IBE has been supporting curriculum reform processes in The Gambia for many years. The Gambia was one of the first beneficiaries of the UNESCO Basic Education Program in Africa (BEAP) to which the IBE has provided technical support since 2008. The current support, in response to an official request from the Permanent Secretary for Education, will focus on competency-based curriculum reform through several components: 
  • the revision of curriculum framework and syllabi;
  • the development of other pedagogical materials;
  • Capacity development of the curriculum staff and panelists.

The IBE will endeavor to accompany the reform process within the limits of available resources. Technical work with the country’s curriculum staff will be conducted through the coming months.

The agenda of the virtual launch is shown as follows:
Opening ceremony:
Moderator: Momodu Jeng, Director Curriculum, The Gambia
Opening remarks:
Louis Moses Mendy, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, The Gambia
Yao Ydo, IBE Director
Dimitri Sanga, Director of UNESCO Dakar Office
Presentation of the project (aims, implications, benefits):
Momodou Jeng, Director Curriculum, The Gambia
Philip Stabback, IBE expert
Lori Rabinovitch, IBE expert 
Q&A, interaction with stakeholders:
Momodou Jeng, Philip Stabback, Lori Rabinovitch et al.