11.12.2018 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

Recognition of prior learning: instrument of social and economic progress in Madagascar

Ms. Hélène Guiol,UNESCO programme specialist, with a graduate (c)UNESCO

On 7 December 2018 a ceremony on the presentation of the process for the recognition of prior learning took place in Madagascar, deepening the subjects of recognition of prior learning for professional purposes and recognition of prior learning at the service of businesses and enterprises.

The ceremony saw the presence of the Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, as well as the Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training, representatives of employers, representatives of workers, professionals, financial and technical partners, and key players in the education sector. 

Two panel discussions opened the debate on recognition of prior learning for professional purposes and recognition of prior learning at the service of businesses and enterprises. Panelists included the Director General of the Higher Institute of Technology of Antananarivo- Madagascar- the Secretary General of the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training, the Coordinator of the Workers' Conference, the President of the Directors of Human Resources, private companies, the Ambassador of Mauritius and UNESCO.

During the ceremony, six candidates received a certificate of professional aptitude after the recognition of prior learning training supported by UNESCO. The awardees received diplomas on cuisine, cleaning, construction and water, sewage and drainage plumbing systems.

The decree on recognition of prior learning has been adopted in the Government Council, and the establishment of recognition of prior learning is one of the structuring aspects of the Madagascar Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) reform, carried out with the technical support of UNESCO, within the framework of the program CaED/TVET.

 

 




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