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Training on Referencing of Qualifications Frameworks

Pacific Island countries need to be able to reference qualifications frameworks against each other in order to determine equivalences and possibly mutual recognition. Without clear,  in-depth knowledge of the different national qualification systems,  …

Regional Training on Quality Audit

​A regional training in Quality Audit will be conducted in response to requests for capacity building at the national level. Continued training in this area is important to ensure qualified auditors are available to carry out quality assurance work in…

In-Country PILNA 2018 Engagements (Vanuatu, Samoa & Cook Islands)

​The Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) is this week in Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Samoa to present and conduct workshops on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 findings. Each country's respective PILNA…

Regional Workshop: Using PILNA Data to Inform Decisions, Policies and Practice.

Regional participants will further explore the PILNA 2018 data in an effort to shed light on specific areas or issues identified earlier by the region's education system leaders.  EQAP and its technical partner, ACER, will assist participants on how to…

Tonga & Kiribati PILNA 2018 Dissemination & Workshops

​The Pacific Community's education division will conduct its in-country presentations on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 to Kiribati and Tonga's ministry of education. The comprehensive discussions, led by a…

Good data is the roadmap to good education policy

Good data is the roadmap to good policy and the Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) is a perfect example of how an investment in data can lead to meaningful change for the Pacific. PILNA was developed by SPC’s Educational Quality…

Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment 2018 Regional Report

Family support and early childhood education programmes improve Pacific Island students’ progress, PILNA 2018 report affirms

(Image: Jonathan Curr, New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, Dr Tufoua Panapa, Tuvalu Permanent Secretary for Education, Youth and Sports.  IMAGE SOURCE: Aaron Ballekom)

PILNA Regional Report Launch

The Pacific Islands Numeracy and Literacy Assessment (PILNA) is the only regional mechanism to assess the basic numeracy and literacy skills of Pacific Island children. The third cycle of this assessment was conducted last year by the Pacific Community’s…

Pacific Education Research Network (PERN) annual meeting

This will be the second meeting of the Pacific Education Research Network, which supports the strengthening of research capacity of education systems. The network was formed last July to encourage and assist with research at the country level, and to…
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