Drawing on the country’s development objectives laid out in the “Vision Bénin Alafia 2025” and approved by the government in June 2018, the Education Sector Plan for 2018-2030 highlights the government's vision that: "In 2030, Benin's education system ensures that all learners, without distinction, have access to the skills, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that will fulfill them and make them competent and competitive citizens able to ensure economic growth, sustainable development and national cohesion".
The country’s education priorities are based on the policy options and principles mentioned in the sector plan, with particular emphasis on the implementation of the new architecture of the education system:
- Implementing a 12-year universal basic education cycle
- Develop a vocational training offer adapted to the needs of economic development
- Improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Develop more effective, efficient and inclusive governance.
The local education group helps the government and all partners organize regular joint sector reviews since 2010. All subsectors are represented in the group and participate in decision making.