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▸ Published on 21 September 2017

▸ Authors: Charles Gitau Mwaniki

The International Day of Peace – a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples – is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” Education is a core element of peace.

▸ Published on 19 September 2017

▸ Authors: Rafael Mitchell, Pauline Rose

A strong evidence-base is needed to inform decision-making on educational policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa in order to achieve national, regional and global goals, including the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25), the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

▸ Published on 08 September 2017

▸ Authors: Rémy Habou

There is a need to improve literacy to achieve the higher goal of better meeting the demand for education for children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and students' professional activities, including the different elements of their environment.

▸ Published on 11 August 2017

▸ Authors: Daphne Nawa Chimuka

On August 12 is International Youth Day. The pressing need to transform the potential of Africa’s large youth population—its greatest asset—into a demographic dividend is the Africa Union’s theme of the year. It recognizes that investments made today in the health, empowerment, education and skills training of youth will determine Africa’s development trajectory of over the next 50 years, and help achieve the “Africa We Want.”

▸ Published on 18 July 2017

▸ Authors: Chemwi Mutiwanyuka, Youssouf Ario Maiga, Alpha Bah

In 2006, the African Union (AU) committed to monitoring education management information systems (EMIS) under the Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Education in Africa. As the second priority area, EMIS were recognized as a cross cutting and enabling factor in the achievement of the goals of the Second Decade.

▸ Published on 07 July 2017

▸ Authors: Polycarp O. Otieno

When a call was made by the international community to have education provided as a human right back in 1948, it was not immediately conceivable how the ambitious mission would have been actualized. The world had just come out of war and obviously countries had spent fortunes defending their territories.

▸ Published on 19 June 2017

▸ Authors: Juliet Kimotho

"I came with my mother to the POC because of the war. I was very frightened by the war I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad. I feel safe here in the POC and want to keep coming to school. I am very happy here my favourite subject at school is math. I would like to have more text books to read that would make me even happier."

▸ Published on 16 June 2017

▸ Authors: Aminata Nacoulma, Ibrahima Bah-Lalya

The Day of the African Child is celebrated by the African Union every year in memory of the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa, when demonstrators were massacred by the apartheid regime.

▸ Published on 13 June 2017

▸ Authors: Birger Fredriksen

In an article in the Financial Times (“Africa’s youth, frustrated and jobless, demand attention”, April 13), Mo Ibrahim – chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation focusing on leadership and governance in Africa – rightly called for more attention to the rising unemployment among young Africans.

▸ Published on 06 June 2017

▸ Authors: Shem Okore Bodo, Stefano De Cupis

ADEA supports African countries through Working Groups (WGs) and Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQNs). The working groups are based on key thematic areas of education and are driven by networks of professionals who work on generating the knowledge and tools that assist countries in addressing the challenges faced by education and training systems.

▸ Published on 03 May 2017

▸ Authors: Jonathan Chuks Mba

Africa has an estimated 1,650 higher education institutions, many of them facing challenges that require the intervention of various stakeholders, national governments and development partners in order for the students to maximize their learning outcomes and contribute effectively to the workforce.

▸ Published on 23 April 2017

▸ Authors: Aliou Sow

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23, a symbolic date for world literature. This is the day in 1616 on which William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

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