Launch of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Report (PILNA) 2021

USP Japan - Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre, Suva

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the 2021 Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be made accessible to all 15 participating Pacific island countries. The assessment was administered by SPC's Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) last year despite the challenges brought forward by the COVID-19 pandemic.

PILNA was first administered by EQAP in 2012 as a one-time assessment to gauge the literacy and numeracy skills in 14 Pacific island countries (PICs). The findings of the assessment were presented at the Forum Education Ministers Meeting (FEdMM) in which a subsequent cycle of PILNA was requested and later led to the development of the long-term regional assessment.


Joint Event