RPL Policy and Guidelines Stakeholder Consultative Meeting - 13th May 2024

The consultative  meeting was attended by the ACQF project coordinator, Eduarda Castel Branco, as well as a vast range of stakeholders such as government ministries, employers, trade unions, students unions, professional bodies,  regulatory bodies,  etc. The Ministry of Education and Training, through the Eswatini Qualifications Authority (EQA), is in the process of developing the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Guidelines. The Policy and guidelines will help in the recognition of all learning that has occurred outside the formal education stream and ease the transition from informal and non-formal to formal learning by enabling learners to value their achievements and to recognize the importance of their learning through experience.

Overall, the RPL policy document will provide numerous benefits for individuals looking to enhance their career prospects and gain nationally recognized qualifications as well as benefit the country through improved policy decisions, certified skilled workforce and optimization on the use of human capital.

The meeting was a success with interesting discussions on RPL and a number of suggestions, additions, adjustments came from the meeting, which will all be incorporated. Follow up meetings will be organised as soon as possible. 


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