ADEA to conduct Peer Reviews in Ghana and Mozambique

The ADEA Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) together with the ECOWAS Commission and the SADC Secretariat have begun preparations to conduct peer reviews of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) of Ghana and Mozambique. These reviews are scheduled to take place in July 2014 in line with resolutions made by the Ministers of Education of the two regions and the African Union's Second Decade of Education Plan of Action.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Education EMIS will be reviewed by experts from Gambia, Nigeria and Liberia while the Mozambican EMIS will be reviewed by counterparts from other Southern African countries namely Angola, Swaziland and Zambia. The funding for these peer reviews is expected to be provided by GIZ Backup Education. Both ECOWAS and SADC have produced customized EMIS Norms and Standards Assessment Frameworks and these will be used to conduct the peer reviews. The overall goal is to strengthen EMIS in both Ghana and Mozambique to provide quality education statistics and information.

WGEMPS is in the initial stages of planning similar activities in the East African Community (EAC) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). 

For more information, contact Angela Arnott, Acting Coordinator, WGEMPS, [email protected]