Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Education Summit to be held in Pohnpei

POHNPEI, Palikir (FSM Information Service): August 2000 - The FSM education has rescheduled its Education Summit to be held in Pohnpei, September five to the eighth with the theme "Educational Improvement: The Key to Economic Growth and Social Development."

The summit will be a follow up to the FSM National Economic Summit for agreement upon specific intervention strategies and programs for improving education and to determine responsibility and accountability requirements for the interventions to succeed.

In a communication from President Leo A. Falcam to Speaker Jack Fritz inviting the Speaker and members of Congress to attend the Summit, he added that for the summit to be a success, collaboration and cooperation is needed from all individuals and groups who have a role in improving student learning and achievement in the FSM.

The President also invited the Speaker or any of the Congress members to Co-Chair the various breakout sessions. "Your experience and understanding of the issues involved in improving education in the FSM would be a great benefit in direct participation in the Summit sessions and decisions," said the President.

The topics to be discussed in the sessions include accountability and the quality of education; leadership and education policy; program design and implementation, role of COM-FSM/key players; accreditation; research and development; data system; service providers; education linkages to the economy; certification; developing local capacity for training; distance learning; collaboration and cooperation, and financing education.

The Summit will be opened in a ceremony on the evening of September 5, at Pwohmaria Beach Resort with welcoming remarks and the keynote address followed by a reception.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356