Africa Learning Together - Strengthening Teacher Professional Development in Senegal

In 2018, Senegal began implementing the second phase of the Programme to Improve Quality, Equity, and Transparency in the Education and Training Sector (PAQUET). PAQUET is a sector strategy covering the period 2018 - 2030 and aligned with SDG-4. One of its objectives is to improve the quality of classroom education in Senegal. In this edition of our Africa Learning Together (ALT) knowledge series, the Inspector of Elementary Education at the Ministry of National Education in Senegal, Mr. Mor Dioum, shares his perspective on efforts to build teacher capacity at the foundational learning (FL) level in the face of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the declining numbers of quality teachers, and what is needed to improve the quality of FL teaching to achieve PAQUET’s sector goals.