Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa, will launch the Samoa Qualifications Authority’s (S.Q.A) second Post School Education and Training (P.S.E.T) Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020 today.
To be held at the T.A.T.T.E Convention Centre, more than a hundred representatives from key development partners, private sector organizations, government ministries and corporations, non-government organizations and P.S.E.T providers are expected to attend.
The four year Plan is closely linked to the Strategy for the Development of Samoa (S.D.S) 2016 – 2020, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (S.D.Gs) 2030, Education Sector Plan (ESP) 2013 – 2018 and the Samoa Qualifications Authority Corporate Plan 2017 – 2020.
The P.S.E.T Strategic Plan 2016-2020 sets out the goals and strategies that will maximize the P.S.E.T sub- sector’s contribution to Samoa’s development, with the vision of “Relevant and Quality Assured P.S.E.T is inclusive and accessible for all learners in Samoa.”
The Samoa Qualifications Authority (S.Q.A) is the principal organisation mandated to provide policy advice, regulate, quality assure and coordinate Post School Education and Training (P.S.E.T) in Samoa.
More specifically, one of the S.Q.A’s mandated functions is to monitor and report to government and the Post School Education and Training (P.S.E.T) sub sector, on the activities, resourcing and overall performance of the sub-sector in relation to national strategic goals for economic, social and cultural development.
The P.S.E.T Strategic Plan is an integral aspect of the S.Q.A’s mandated role.