16.03.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO Concludes the Mathematics and Science Curriculum Project in Timor-Leste

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UNESCO, in cooperation with the Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO and Ministry of Education and Culture of Timor-Leste, held the Handover Ceremony of Timor-Leste Quality Education- 3rd Cycle of Mathematics and Science Curriculum: “Provision of National Textbooks’ Student Workbook, Teacher Guidebooks and Teacher Training for Math and Science” project, on 14 March 2018, in Dili, Timor-Leste.

UNESCO Office in Jakarta managed and implemented the 3rd Cycle Curriculum Revision Project for Mathematics and Science, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Timor-Leste, through Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO as the implementing partner. The project was commenced in February 2014, with funding support from the Republic of Korea, through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The project’s aim was to revise and develop the Math and Science curriculum of the 3rd cycle of basic education, by developing and providing learning materials such as the student’s workbooks, teacher’s guidebooks and practical manuals, together with teacher’s training and mentoring.

The key remarks were delivered from Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative of UNESCO Office in Jakarta, H. E. Mr. Chin-bum Lee, Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Timor-Leste, and Mr. Antoninho Pires, Director General for Policy, Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture, who represented H. E. Prof. Dr. Fernando Hanjam, Minister of Education and Culture.

In the ceremony, three points were emphasized on the significance of this project; the ownership, involving the teachers, the practicality, with regard to the uniqueness of practical manuals; and the sustainability, handing over all the achievements to the government.  

At the end of ceremony, Matadalan (Teacher Guide), Manual Prátika (Practical Manual), and Livru Ezersísiu (Student Workbooks) were handed over from UNESCO to the Ministry of Education and Culture, as the key achievements of the project.

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