The education sector plays an important role in developing human resources in order to share in the development of the economy and building a knowledge-based society. Teachers, school directors, school infrastructure, leaning materials and the education system are the fundamental resources for the journey to effective education. Among these, the education staff, especially school directors and the teachers, are the key factors in building human resources who require attention, motivation, and regular – continuous – professional development.

The ministry of Education, Youth and Sport have formulated this “Policy in Continuous Professional Development for Education staff” with the goals of enhancing the working potential of education staff, especially the teaching and learning; giving equitable opportunities to education staff at all levels to attend professional development courses; instilling the culture of lifelong learning to education staff at levels; and developing schools and units that share knowledge, skills and experiences in their communities.