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First meeting / Document 2
Pape Momar Sow
Ministry of Education of Senegal


  • Establishing a guidance system

  • Developing the macro-economic and financial framework

  • Developing the political framework

  • Thematic studies (on major targets)

  • Collaboration on studies

  • Adjustment exercise on financial and policy framework strategies

  • Compiling the national programme

  • Endorsement of the document

  • Negotiation with national and international partners

  • Dissemination and media coverage of the national programme
  • Guidance Missions

  • Creating more synergy

  • Driving forward o Regulating

  • Mobilising

  • Supporting basic initiatives scientifically, technically and financially

  • Decentralisation

  • Handing over responsibility

  • Establishing contracts oPartnership

  • Obligatory results

  • Accountability

  • Ten-year Education programme

  • Five-year regional and departmental educational development plans

  • School and establishment projects

  • Information system

  • Partnership charter

  • Establishment of guidance structures

  • Planning meetings

  • Progress report at each stage

  • Monitoring operations

  • Assessments and evaluations

  • Selective studies and consultations

  • Organisation of meetings for designing tools and sharing experience


  • CNCS

  • CRCS

  • CDCS

  • CLEF

  • CGE
  • I. National Council of Education and Training (CONSEF)

    1.1. CONSEF's Missions

    To direct and supervise policies implemented under the Ten year Education master plan (PDEF), in three directions:

  • widening access to basic education for all, at all levels (priority for universal schooling in 2010) and eradication of illiteracy;

  • higher quality education at all levels;

  • improve decentralisation of the programme's management and the system as a whole.
  • In this capacity, to endorse the action and operational plans of the PDEF and check they are properly carried out.

    1.2. Composition of CONSEF

  • The Prime Minister (chairman);

  • The three Ministers with responsibility for education and training;

  • A representative of the President of the Republic.

  • Ministers responsible for finance, the budget, economic planning, decentralisation, health, environment, youth, the family and national solidarity (or their representatives)

  • The representative of the committee of financial backers and BREDA.

  • Chairman of the Association of Presidents of Regional Councils;

  • Two (2) representatives of employers' organisations;

  • Four (4) competent and committed members of the general public
  • 1.3 How CONSEF functions

  • The chairman of CONSEF convenes meetings twice a year to examine progress made in carrying out the programme and to approve annual operation plans.

  • It can hold extraordinary meetings to review matters of its competence which may also be raised by the chairman;

  • CONSEF's secretariat will be provided by one of the ministers responsible for education and training.

    2.1. CNCS's Missions

    On behalf of CONSEF:

  • Coordinating preparation of the three-year action plans (PA) and the yearly operational plans (PO) and the relevant budgets;

  • coordinating and monitoring the execution of these plans whatever their sources of funding, and according to pre-established performance indicators.

  • Coordinating actions carried out by the different public and private partners at central, intermediate and decentralised levels;

  • Helping officials of the various components involved to carry out these actions;

  • Ensuring that implementation of the operations plans conforms to the commitments made with the development partners (especially concerning funding agreements);

  • Preparing and submitting to partners and decision-making authorities the programme's activity reports;

  • Checking that audit reports are produced within the required time, and taking account of their recommendations;

  • Preparing CONSEF meetings and making sure that the following year's operational plans will be ready for the annual meeting of CONSEF which the development partners are invited to attend.

    2.2. Composition of CNCS

  • Ministers with responsibility for education (who take turns to be chair);

  • Directors and heads of central departments of the Education Ministry and university chief education officers.

  • Representatives of the ministers who are members of CONSEF, head of the national civic service.

  • Two boards of education (IA) and two Ministry of Education District (IDEN), chosen annually by their peers on a rotating basis;

  • Three representatives from associations of locally elected representatives, and one each from teachers' unions AGETIP and FNAPES;

  • The President of CONGAD.
  • 2.3 How the CNCS functions

  • CNCS tailors its activities in line with the needs of the working groups depending on problems that arise in developing the programme's constituent parts. It may participate in meetings held by the CRCS and CDCS.

  • The Department of Planning and Reform (DPRE) provides the CNCS's secretariat and ensures that tasks identified by the committee are carried out;

  • CNCS meetings are convened by the chairman every two months. It can call extraordinary meetings.

    3.1 CRCS Missions

    The CRCS is at the regional level the body charged with consultations, coordination and monitoring actions carried out by the PDEF. In this capacity it must:

  • Develop educational actions at pre-university levels;

  • Draw up and develop the Regional Educational Development Programme (PRDE);

  • Mobilise development partners around the PRDE's strategic objectives;

  • Mobilise the resources necessary for implementing the PRDE;

  • Carry out monitoring and internal assessment of the PRDE's actions;

  • Participate in the development of regional school management and language programmes, and developing school curricula;

  • Drive forward and monitor development of the Education Local Development Plan (PDDE);

  • Adopt the regional activities programme and the projected budget of each financial year;

  • Harmonise the action plans started by the departmental organisations;
  • 3.2 Composition of the CRCS

  • The President of the regional council (as chair) and two members of the regional council, two representatives of the Association of Mayors and of the Association of Presidents of Rural Councils;

  • IA (3), the IDEN of the region and heads of the regional service of which parent ministries are members of CONSEF.

  • President of the regional federation of Parents Teacher Association (APE), representatives of teachers' unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs);

  • Presidents of the CDCS, three representatives of the CLEF, representatives of pupils' and contractor committees.
  • 3.3 How the CRCS functions

  • The CRCS is concerned with all matters connected with development of education in the region and is CONSEF's partner in carrying out the PDEF.

  • CRCS secretariat is provided by the Inspectorate of the académie.

  • The CRCS sets up and supports any group that can help it carry out the duties linked to its objectives. These groups may be called commissions. oThe CRCS holds regular meetings once a month, convened by the chairman. It can also call extraordinary meetings.

  • The CRCS is under control of the Regional Governor who appoints, by official order, members designated by the local authorities, the decentralised technical departments, trades unions and management, and development partners.

    4.1 CDCS Missions

    The CDCS is at departmental level, the consultative body responsible for coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the PDEF.

    In this capacity it must:

  • Develop and implement the PDDE;

  • Participate in the development of school management at departmental level;

  • Drive forward and monitor educational projects initiated by schools' and establishments' management boards;

  • Contribute to development of the PRDE;

  • Promote the establishment of small neighbourhood lower secondary schools;

  • Examine conditions for preparing for the new school year.
  • 4.2. Composition of the CDCS

  • Presidents of municipal councils and rural councils;

  • Three representatives of IDEN;

  • Three representatives of departmental primary school heads, two lower secondary school principals;

  • Departmental heads of departments whose parent ministries are members of the CNCS;

  • Trades union and management representatives, and representatives of NGOs.
  • 4.3 How the CDCS functions

  • The CDCS deals with all matters connected with developing education on its territory;

  • Its chairman is a mayor or a president of a rural council chosen by common consensus by his or her peers, for a period of two years renewable once.

  • The CDCS secretariat is provided by IDEN;

  • The CDCS sets up and organises internal working groups and commissions to help it carry out its duties;

  • The CDCS holds general meetings once a month. It can call extraordinary meetings.

    5.1. CLEF Missions

    The CLEF are consultative, advisory and regulatory bodies for educational projects and plans at Commune or Rural Community level. Within this framework, the CLEF must:

  • Devise and set up local educational development plans (PLDE);

  • Develop the local school management system and contribute to the development of PRDE and PDDE, taking account of local needs and school projects;

  • Drive forward and support the functioning of the CGE;

  • Mobilise actors and partners concerned with the local educational development programmes and projects;

  • Mobilise the resources necessary for achieving the targets of local educational development programmes and projects;

  • Approve and make a preliminary selection of school projects submitted by School Management Councils;

  • Participate in the workings of the Departmental Coordination and Monitoring Committee (CDCS);

  • Develop action plans for aid and support of children from poor families, girls and the disabled;

  • Promote training programmes for CLEF members and educational teams at all levels;

  • Help with the organisation of mixed ability and double shift classes;

  • Combat illiteracy and encourage interaction between formal and non-formal teaching methods
  • 5.2. Composition of CLEF

    The Local Educational Council of the Commune or Rural Community is chaired by the Mayor of the Commune or the President of the Rural Community. It also includes:

  • Three members of the municipal or rural council;

  • A representative of each school management council of the commune or the rural community, or each association of school management committees;

  • Representatives of trades unions and management, technical and financial partners (decentralised cooperation), and five school heads chosen by their peers on a rotating basis.

    6.1 CGE Missions

  • Devise, set up and assess development projects of schools, lycées and vocational training centres;

  • Mobilise actors and partners around the objectives of the school development project;

  • Mobilise and manage the resources necessary for achieving the targets of the school's development project;

  • Support the introduction of educational and structural innovations that involving the Reform of the educational system entails;

  • Contribute to the development of the PDDE and PRDE

  • Participate in the work of the Commune or Rural Community Local Education Councils;

  • Contribute to the achievement of the target of quality universal schooling while rectifying disparities of all kinds;

  • Improvethe quality and efficiency of the supply of education;

  • Combat illiteracy and encourage interaction between formal and non-formal teaching methods.

  • Develop plans of action of aid and support for children from poor families, girls and the disabled;

  • Promote cooperative organisation in each school;

  • Support organisation of mixed ability and double shift classes;

  • Promote teacher training initiatives.
  • 6.2 Composition of CGE

  • A local delegate (in the communes) or a village head;

  • A representative of the municipal or rural council;

  • Head of the school ;

  • Two representatives from the administrative staff;

  • One or more representatives from the teaching staff;

  • One representative from the technical and service staff;

  • One representative from the teachers' unions;

  • Representatives of the pupils, of Parents Teacher associations (APE), NGOs, Youth movement (ASC), Woman's association, village development associations.
  • 6.3. Functions of the CGE

  • The Management Council elects from its members a chairman for a two-year mandate, renewable once;

  • The school head provides the secretariat for the management council.
  • NB

  • The practical details for the functioning of these different bodies will be laid down by official order.

  • Each body can take on as necessary any other responsibilities or services which will help it carry out its duties.

  • BREDA' S SUPPORT FOR SENEGAL ( not available)