World Bank to help eliminating learning loss

2021-03-01 14:43:52

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Education and Science L.Enkh-Amgalan met with the World Bank (WB) Country Manager for Mongolia Andrei Mikhnev on February 26, exchanging views on implementation and outcomes of projects and programs being realized by the WB in Mongolia’s education and science sectors.

According to Credit Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the World Bank and project document, “Education Quality Reform” project is under co-implementation. In frame of the project, the sides have focused on improving the quality of education, strengthening country’s capacity to provide classroom-level support for teaching in primary schools in the country, implementing school-grant program as well as protecting citizens’ livelihood in time of the pandemic and providing support in “Child Money” program. As a result, 656 general education schools, 320 thousand primary school children and 10,800 primary school teachers have been involved in the project.

In regard with Mongolia’s participation in the Program for International Students Assessment (PISA) for the first time in 2022, Minister L.Enkh-Amgalan asked the WB Representative to further render support on creating a monitoring and assessment system for students’ evaluation. He also underlined the importance of making education open and digitized due to direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with it, the Minister expressed his request to jointly develop and implement a new project to make comprehensive assessment for students, teachers and institutes in 2021-2025 within the scope of digital education.

While expressing the Ministry's intend to pay attention on teachers’ skills by developing “Skilled Teacher” project, the Education Minister put a proposal to partner in a project to eliminate learning loss of students caused by the pandemic.  

In turn, Mr. Andrei Mikhnev highlighted that the World Bank will not skimp on funding for a program to eliminate learning loss aside from projects to be carried out in education sector.