MoET prepares for TES meeting

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By Neo Kolane

The ministry of education and training held a consultative dialogue in Maseru yesterday in preparing for the Transformation Education Summit (TES) of heads of State on Education to be held in New York in September 2022,

Speaking at the meeting, the CEO of primary education Thuto Ntṧekhe-Mosehle said Lesotho has embarked on national consultations to gather public opinions on how education can be reimagined and transformed to meet the demands of today’s world.

Nṧekhe-Mosehle revealed that the consultations started in June and will be completed in July, culminating in the production of a position paper that shall be presented by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro at the TES in September.

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The summit aims to mobilize greater political ambition, commitment and action to reserve the side on SDG 4 (ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all), reimagine education, and accelerate progress on education and the 2030 Agenda.

“It is important to note that there is a global learning that is depriving hundreds of millions of children, young people, and adults of their right to quality education.

“This situation was further worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic which adversely affected learning thus threatening to turn this crisis into a generational catastrophe, especially for marginalized and vulnerable groups,” Ntṧekhe-Mosehle said.