LEARNING ACT 4- The Policy Process

  1. Policy Title: Boarding policy on food and school canteen. Fiji school health policy, 2016; policy on special and inclusive education reviewed in 2016, child protection policy in schools reviewed in 2015, policy on behavior management in school reviewed in 2015.

  2. People Involved: The first element of the policy development is the socio- political environment - the context in which the policy is framed. The wider socio- political environment provides the forum for ideological and philosophical debates and contested discourse from which the organization of education is derived.

  3. Steps involved- Step One - Needs Analysis
    It developed directly by consulting the legal framework namely the Education Act 2013. The Teachers Registration Regulation developed from the Education Act 2013 - Part VI and this is one of the requirements that the Education Act strongly stressed for the purpose of achieving the Goal of quality education in Kiribati.

Step Two - Drafting
The Registrar Officer and Technical Advisor drafted the Policy in consultation with the Office of Attorney General Office (OAG) for their clearance where OAG see it fit to the legal standards and requirements of drafting process and procedures.

Step Three - Consultation and Approval
When OAG gave a clearance, then the policy was consulted first to cabinet with a cabinet paper also drafted with the Policy to instruct cabinet for endorsement. After the endorsement by cabinet, the Policy was consulted widely in the country.

Step Four - Implementation
The next phase is that the policy was implemented in 2020 with a piloted registration of teachers conducted in one selected school at the Primary, Junior and Secondary on South Tarawa. The piloting was done as one way to identify any issues and make improvements before the registration of teachers implemented widely in Kiribati.

Step Five - Monitoring and Review
This Policy does not indicate if there is a need of monitoring and evaluation.