Efficiency and timeless in decision-making and advisory services through sound policy base and informed planning and budgeting.
To be the central and main driver of policy plans, budgeting and decision making process and the overall development of the education and training.
KEY FUNCTION OF THE UNIT
Provide policy programme and project advice
Utilise information available for the general development of the sector
Advise on allocation of recurrent budget
Assist in preparation of recurrent budget estimates and advise on its implication on development projects.
Coordinate intersectoral activities by public Enterprise, NGOs and regional organizations
Coordinate intersectoral activities affecting service provision
Coordinate regional activities affecting service provision
Coordinate all planning, budgeting and execution of sector’s capital programme.
Coordinate an supervise monitoring and evaluation of sector’s projects and or programmes
Coordinate all donor funding and support for the sector.
Prepare proposals for Technical Assistance(TA) and external funding of sector projects and or programme
Organise studies on sectoral issues
Review consultants work and assist in evaluating consultant proposal for studies
Collate,anaylse data relating to the sector
EXTEDENDED FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIT.
Preparations of reports (performance Targets Report, Parliament Performance Reports, Regional and international Reports on Education development and performance on regional and international policy targets or goals.
Coordinating the preparation of responses to parliament questions, including the PAC.
Assisting University and college student on research.
Preparing Sectoral Development plans for 3 years rolling plan.
SERVICES PROVIDED IN SCHOOLS
Advice on how to access service available for schools within all government and non- government structures.
Water supply to schools
Primary and Secondary school classrooms
Primary and Secondary school staff houses
Science, Home Economics, Computer and Agriculture laboratories
Computer for High schools
Equipment and Furniture for Science, Home Economics and technical subjects and technical workshop School toilets (pit latrines)
SITE AND BUILDING PLANS:
Assist schools in securing site and building plans for all structure to be constructed in schools.
These include building plans for pit latrines and school kitchen as well.
HOW OUR SERVICES CAN BE ACCESSED:
Call us so that we can advice on whether your problem would require that you visit us physically or not.
Visit us physically at the Unit’s office to let us know how we can assist
Solicit advise from the office of the REO to establish whether we can be assistance before committing to come to Mbabane.
Send an application through the REO if capital project, furniture and equipment or other facilities provided are required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Write a standardletter to:
Ministry of Education and Training
Attention: Planning Unit
Make sure your subject matter or heading captures all your requests e.g.
Re: Request for School Furniture, Water Tanks and Teacher’s Houses.
In the opening paragraph, explain in detail, the school’s background, highlighting key indicators such A:
The total enrolment of the school
The total number of teachers in the school
Number of classrooms, teachers, houses, laboratories, available, especially if you going to request more of these.
In the second and third paragraph, explain how you want to be assisted. State exactly what you need and quantities required and justification for such, e.g:
The school is in need of or requesting for 100 desks and 100 chairs for students to be used in two newly constructed classrooms
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once the budget for sector has been approved and total number of units available for each project is known.
Prioritisation with all REOs will be done
List of schools to benefit from the budget will be drawn and sent to the relevant implementing agency and/or beneficiary school
School that will not be successful will be considered in the following year, but will be require resubmitting to show that they still require that form of assistance.
WHERE TO FIND US:
Ministry of Education and Traning, Headquarters, Mbabane