The Program for Education Development of Equatorial Guinea (PRODEGE), Phase II expands active learning, an approach that focuses on student-centered learning, to all of the country’s 800 primary schools, strengthens lower secondary education for grades 7–10 and builds the capacity of the education sector to administer a quality education system. While the focus of Phase I of the project was on primary education, Phase II emphasizes lower secondary education.
FHI 360 provides technical guidance to both the Ministry of Education and Science and the faculty of education science at the National University in the development of a lower secondary education model that will:
- Provide students with relevant academic, life and work-readiness skills
- Improve learning retention due enhanced teaching quality
- Increase access to educational opportunities for out-of-school youth
Leveraging its status as a public–private partnership between the government and the Hess Corporation, the PRODEGE project collaborates with the ministry and the National University to strengthen their organizational and technical capacity so that they can assume full responsibility for the country’s educational development.