24 April 2012

Council of Ministers Meeting on April 18, 2012

PRESS RELEASE - The Council of Ministers met this Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in the Council of Ministers meeting room, at the Government Palace, Díli, and approved:
1. Decree-Law that approves the Statutes of the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education
The General Inspectorate of Education, as provided in the Organic Law of the Ministry of Education, is a
service under direct administration of the Ministry of Education with strategic relevance not only in support
of the disciplinary control of teachers and staff in the education sector but also to support the fiscal and administrative supervision of the implementation of educational policies in relation to schools and quality
The government thus regulates this important service of monitoring the administrative activities of the
education sector to ensure the necessary coordination with the legislation in force concerning the Civil
Service Statute, the Inspector General of the State, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Public Service Commission.
2. Decree-Law that approves the legal regime of an accreditation and evaluation system of preschool, primary and secondary school education
This decree aims to provide the education sector's legal framework for an accreditation and evaluation system for education and non-higher education, and will be carried out under specific regulations for different types of intervention.
Therefore, a consistent set of standards to define the mechanisms of accreditation and evaluation of preschool and elementary educational institutions is hereby established, whether the institutions are public, private, or cooperative, and taking into account reasonable limits for the adaptation of already existing and functioning institutions.
Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers 1/3 Díli, Government Palace
April 18, 2012

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