The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has presented the Annual Evaluation Report of the Kosova Education Strategic Plan 2017/2021, where it was estimated that there have been upgrades in different sectors in the realization of the plan, while the main challenge in stagnation of applicability has been the lack of financial means.
Minister of Education, Shyqiri Bytyqi, emphasized that the disclosure of this report highlights the achievements and challenges in the implementation of KESP 2017/2021, while pledging that MEST will engage in the strict implementation of this Plan in the coming years.
Minister Bytyqi thanked GIZ and other international partners for the on-going engagement they are doing in supporting the realization of the activities of the Ministry of Education and evaluating the work of KESP.
“KESP 2017/2021 has a great importance, because it is a basic document that opens paths towards reforms necessary for education system in Kosova. Browsing of this assessment will highlight the achievements and challenges that arise in the implementation of this plan by 2021. One of the obstacles that we have encountered in this report is lack of insufficient budget, which would enable that KESP be implemented entirely”, has said Minister Bytyqi.
Minister Bytyqi said that inclusion has increased from preschool level to pre-university level, and added that strengthening the role of parents in the selection process of school principals would help in good school management.
Minister Bytyqi also said that vocational education is a key point of government in this mandate and we will make efforts to increase the capacity of vocational schools.
Whereas, GIZ representative in Kosova Boris Scharlowski estimated that KESP is a document that provides clear guidance on the orientation of where to set our common energy. “This document generates a new hope for the education system in Kosovo", said Scharlowski.