Teachers and education personnel are being asked to equip students with competencies they need to become active citizens and workers in the 21st century. Thus the challenge is to strengthen the competencies needed by all teachers and education personnel for effective learning. The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) attempts to overcome this challenge by establishing a regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teacher and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Science.
To provide relevant and quality programs in professional development for science teachers and education personnel through capacity building, research and development, resource sharing, and collaboration.
To be the Centre of excellence in professional development of teachers and education personnel in science towards sustainable development in Southeast Asia.
Professionalism means that every staff performs their job corresponding to their skills and special abilities and using intellectual-based techniques and procedures. Every staff is required to have high integrity, capabilities, discipline, qualified skills and knowledge to implement the Centre’s vision and missions.