Signing of Memoranda of Understanding
The five MBE districts have already signed an MOU to support the implementation of the program. The MOU sets out the responsibili-ties of each of the partners in the program, including the activities which will be carried. The MOUs were signed on 2 September 2003 during an Education Management Workshop in Yogyakarta.
Survey of Basic Education in MBE Areas
Our consultants have already visited each of the MBE districts in order to assess the present condition of education management and the conditions in schools. The survey included the following areas: finance, planning, teacher management and facilities. Information and conclusions from the survey are set out on the next page.
Education Management Workshop
An Education Management Workshop was held in Yogyakarta from 1 to 4 September 2003. 14 people from each district took part in the workshop and included local representatives of Bappeda (the District Development Agency), Dinas Pendidikan (the Education Office), the Dewan Pendidikan (Education Council), the Local Parliament, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Finance Section, School Principals, and School Committees.
Some of the topics dicussed in the workshop included:
- A review of the issues in basic education;
- School mapping and data collection to support education planning;
- The roles of the Dewan Pendidikan and School Committees;
- School Based Management; and
- The future program of activities under MBE.