CEP reports the indication of over 68% of vocational-technical schools in Timor-Leste lack conditions

CEP reports the indication of over 68% of vocational-technical schools in Timor-Leste lack conditions

DILI, 14 april 20S23 (TATOLI) – The Civil Society Education Partnership (CSEP) report found that 56% of vocational-technical secondary schools in Timor-Leste do not have access to a library and 57% do not have laboratory facilities.

The report released by CSEP, in 2022, also showed that several technical vocational schools do not have the minimum conditions for learning and the infrastructures are not accessible for people with disabilities.

The survey points out that, “46% of school infrastructure is not accessible for an inclusive education in the country and 56% of teachers are not aware of accompanying students with physical limitations”.

According to research and advocacy officer Feliciano Soares, the research aims to find out about the efficiency and effectiveness of policy implementations for technical and vocational secondary schools in the country.

“About the research methodology, each municipality is represented by five vocational-technical schools that accumulate 65 technical schools throughout the territory, including RAEOA-Oeccuse”, Feliciano Soares told Tatoli in Mercado Municipal de Díli.

He added mostly STVs lack school facilities such as toilets, laboratories, clean water, and sanitation, and just 44% of STV-owned school libraries.

CESP recommended the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and the National Parliament invest 15 to 20 percent for the OGE in the education sector and raise the status of contract teachers and volunteers to civil servants.

Feliciano also pointed out that the research was funded by OXFAM IBIS EDUCATION OUTLOD-Advocacy for Social Accountability-ASA and the Support Service for Civil Society and Social Audit (SASCAS).

So far the research was conducted in 2020 in 12 municipalities including Special Administrative Zone (RAEO) Oecusse Ambeno. 



Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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