The Ministry will develop a more efficient decentralised system for the procurement of the works, supplies and services to support the delivery and management of education at all levels. The Unit at Headquarters will also be improved in terms of capacity and skills.

However, decentralised procurement will also require the development and implementation of an audit plan, because initially more problems can be expected in this area. With respect to textbook provision, the Ministry of Education will encourage the development of a fully liberalised and commercial book sector, which is based on an efficient decentralised procurement system. Within this context, book selection authority will be devolved to schools whilst purchasing authority will be to districts. In addition, to enhance skills in the area of textbook provision, the Ministry of Education will re-organise itself so that textbook provision becomes embedded in the core planning functions of MOE and serviced by a strong information management system.

The Ministry will develop a more efficient decentralised system for the procurement of the works, supplies and services to support the delivery and management of education at all levels. The Unit at Headquarters will also be improved in terms of capacity and skills.

However, decentralised procurement will also require the development and implementation of an audit plan, because initially more problems can be expected in this area. With respect to textbook provision, the Ministry of Education will encourage the development of a fully liberalised and commercial book sector, which is based on an efficient decentralised procurement system. Within this context, book selection authority will be devolved to schools whilst purchasing authority will be to districts. In addition, to enhance skills in the area of textbook provision, the Ministry of Education will re-organise itself so that textbook provision becomes embedded in the core planning functions of MOE and serviced by a strong information management system.