USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights February 16 - February 28, 2011

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EDUCATION School Managers Received Training on Better School Administration: USAID’s Building Education Support Systems for Teachers project has launched capacity-building training to improve school administration in Kabul. The three-day training was provided to 220 school administrators. Facilitated in close collaboration with the Human Resources Department of the Afghan Education Ministry, the training enhances the skills of school administrators and enables them to learn new and better ways of drafting their daily work-plans, develops a good educational environment inside the school among teachers and administrative personnel of the schools, and trains them to conduct performance appraisals of their staff impartially, and on the basis of their accomplishments.
Noorya Ragheb, principal of Maryam Girls’ High School of Kabul said, “subjects discussed and described in this training workshop were very interesting and informative for us.” Ragheb, who has seven years of experience in school administration added, “For a school principal it is very essential to know goals of planning, importance of planning, development of a work-plan, and what a work-plan should be based on, which we learned here. We also learned a lot in the areas of reporting and how to conduct evaluation of staff performance in a just and fair way.”