Overseas Study Tour & Training Program (4 study tours and 3 short-term training programs) to Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China under Secondary Education Sector Development Project (SESDP), ADB Loan No. 2266 BAN (SF)
Project Name: Overseas Study Tour & Training Program (4 study tours and 3 short-term training programs) to Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China under Secondary Education Sector Development Project (SESDP), ADB Loan No. 2266 BAN (SF)
Duration: July, 2011 – March, 2013
Client: Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), Ministry of Education
Funded by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Assignment on School Monitoring & Quality Assessment in China, Development of Madrasa Education in Indonesia, School Building Design and Construction in Malaysia, Examination Development, Effective use of EMIS in Education Management and Custom Designed in Thailand, School Monitoring and Quality Assurance (Group A & B) in Philippines.
Description of Project: The specific objectives of the project are: (i) to improve the efficiency by strengthening the management, accountability and transference system at all levels and in every sphere of activity in secondary education; (ii) to enhance the quality of secondary education by improving the curriculum, student assessment and school performance; and (iii) to improve the equity of access to secondary education by improving the infrastructure, supporting the delivery system of secondary education and providing support to the poor students. SESDP has provision for 4 study tours and 3 short-term training programs. ADB requested submission of one plan describing the study tours and training programs, the number of participants and selection criteria, destination countries, the host country authority for each program and arrangements for the management of the 7 programs. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Canada and Associate Firm Development Project Design and Services Ltd. (DPDS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh through its international Partnerships division are willing and capable of providing the required logistics and program support to manage the international study tours and training programs. Conducted study tour and training program are: (i) Study Tour: School Monitoring and Quality Assurance (Group: A & B) in the Country of Philippines; (ii) Study Tour: School Design and Construction (Group: A) in the Country of Malaysia; (iii) Study Tour: Effective use of EMIS (Group: A) in the Country of Thailand; (iv) Study Tour: Madrasah Education (Group: A & B) in the Country of Indonesia; (v) Study Tour: School Monitoring & Quality Assurance (Group: A) in the Country of China; (vi) Training: Web applications design (Group: A) in the Country of Thailand; (vii) Training: Curriculum Development (Group: A) in the Country of Thailand; (viii) Training: Student Assessment (Group: A) in the Country of Thailand.
Description of actual services provided by DPDS in the assignment:
The objective of the Study Tour and training program was capacity building for organizations involved in the SESDP project implementation process and with the intentions of strengthening the regulatory and supervisory functions of government officials. Following task performed by ACCC-DPDS: i) Obtain from the Project Director, SESDP the requirements of services well in time and prepare the Selection Plans and processing schedules in consultation with the Project Director; II) Contact and make tentative arrangement for overseas study tour with relevant secondary education related institutions / organizations; iii) Prepare proposals for each package of study tour and submit the same to the Project Director, SESDP for final selection; iv) Organize field oriented and class room based programs as deemed appropriate and coordinate the visit; v) Organized travel visa; vi) Organized air-tickets and confirm flights, departure and arrival; v) Provide DSA (per diem) and allowances for out-of-pocket expenses to the participants at standard rates, not below the government rate, before departure from the country; vi) Organize suitable accommodation; vii) Provide airport reception and transfer; viii) Provide land transport to and from program venue; ix) Offer a full time guide / welfare person during the entire period of overseas stay; x) Monitor the study tour and follow-up with the institutions / organizations abroad on progress of assignment on behalf of the Project Director and attend to matters during the continuation of the tour on his behalf; xi) Provide a report on the overseas program; xii) Submit payment statements from participants and copies of air tickets and boarding passes.