By: Genc Namani
AKM AND SWISS CARITAS JOIN FORCES IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OVER 1.4 MILLION EUROS
The Association of Kosovo Municipalities will be a partner of Swiss CARITAS in the implementation of the project “Establishment of high quality pre-school standards, by reinforcing education, science and the economy”. The value of the project exceeds 1.4 million euros and almost all Kosovo Municipalities might benefit from this project. The project is related to the National Development Strategy (NDS), particularly with the chapter regarding Human Capital. The main policies addressed by this chapter include: increased inclusion of children in pre-school institutions, improved quality of teaching in the primary and secondary education, improve the importance of education and labor market needs as well as Strengthened mechanisms of accountability through teachers’ performance assessment, inspection and external tests.
In addition, the project attempts to ensure alignment with Program Priorities of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo in the field of education and science such as: Structural reforms in education, Increased participation and equal access to education, Control, assurance and improvement of the quality of education, Management of educational institutions (including decentralization of decision-making in education), International integration and cooperation, Promotion of science and research, and Increased funding of education and science.