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Technical and Vocational Education Training Providers (TVET) Data Collection

The EMIS in collaboration with the World Bank has just finalised a data collection exercise for TVET providers in the country. The purpose of the study was to provide a baseline data and to investigate the types of training currently available in the country. A total of 70 providers were visited and provided data for the exercise. A report on the findings will be made available later in the year.

The Ministry will use this data as a basis for the development of the TVET Information System.


The unit in collaboration with 14 other African countries will be launching the SACMEQ IV project in September this year. A total of 145 primary schools will be included in the survey. During the week beginning 01st July 2013 a team from the SACMEQ Coordinating Centre, IIEP in Paris will be visiting the country to review progress that has been made in preparing for the research and to provide training on the new data entry and analysis system for the project.

During the week beginning 3rd July the Director of SACMEQ, Toziba Masaila who is based at the IIEP in France, visited Swaziland for the purposes of updating the country on the progress of SACMEQ IV Project. Her visit included an assessment of the country’s preparedness’ for the project and offering training to the National SACMEQ team on SPSS analysis.

AEC Reports

The EMIS is currently finalising, cleaning and analysing the AEC2012 report for the primary and secondary level sectors. A draft copy will be available by end August this year. The target is to produce these annual reports in time for them to be used for planning. AEC reports for TVET and Higher Education are awaiting the classification of programmes under the ISCED2011 mapping by the Ministry. This will be done when the Ministry finalises its NQF.

During the week of the 15th July a UNESCO Institute of Statistics Programme Officer, Monica visited the country to provide technical assistance to the country in area of educational statistics, ICT statistics, culture statistics and Science and Innovation statistics which the country is expected to report on to UNESCO. In addition she provided insights into the mapping of TVET education onto the ISCED2011 mapping which will be adopted by Government during the UNESCO General Conference to be held later in the year.