Plans to reform social protection education

Algeria's Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Tidjani Hassan Haddam has announced he will introduce a new education strategy for the École Supérieure de la Sécurité Sociale (ESSS), to prepare for reform and modernisation of the country’s social security system.

Speaking at a meeting to evaluate the ESSS, Haddam stressed the need to adopt a new strategy to keep in step with progress and to change the system of management, acquisition of skills and teaching programmes, reported the Algérie Presse Service (APS).

The new strategy would aim at “ensuring highly qualified training of the supervisory personnel working in social security institutions, as well as continuing education for officials in the public and private sectors and members of professional organisations”, APS quoted him as saying.

As well as introducing regional and international cooperation for education and research in the field, the new strategy would entail carrying out studies and research relative to social security issues, and organise conferences and scientific and technical events relevant to the work of the ESSS.

Haddam also asked ESSS teachers and students to contribute their research, and to exchange their views and proposals for making the social security system “one of the most important conditions for social stability”, reported APS.

He said educational and management measures would be set up to develop the school and raise it to a level of excellence; and “within the allocated budget” the ministry would “spare no effort to provide students with highest standards of accommodation, catering and educational facilities”, reported APS.

With a student roll of 400, the ESSS comes under the administrative supervision of the ministries of employment and higher education, and offers specialist degrees – notably its masters programmes in social protection law, in strategic management, and management of computer science systems in social protection, reported APS. – Compiled by Jane Marshall

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