New Generation Schools will add a ‘new development track’ to the nation’s educational investment strategy that complements traditional strategies to help all public schools operate at a minimum standard of performance. This new development track will move schools to the next level so that they can achieve ‘maximal’ standards of education. With its system of strict accreditation requirements and high governance standards, New Generation Schools will add to earlier efforts to develop the education system so that children and youth of all classes can access educational services in the public sector of the very highest quality.
The current guidelines and other accompanying documentation will enable development partners to invest in New Generation Schools according to a unified approach that is both explicit yet flexible. This approach encompasses the core themes that define a New Generation School including accountability and good governance, high professional standards, autonomy, innovation, accreditation, and a rationalized resource allocation system.