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Technical Consultation on AU Continental Teacher Mobility, Motivation and Qualification Framework and Teacher Prize.

Dates: 
September 06, 2018

Technical Consultation on AU Continental Teacher Mobility, Motivation and Qualification Framework and Teacher Prize.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 5-6 2018: “Teacher development is paramount in Agenda 2063 quest for an education skills revolution for achieving AU’s vision of an integrated, peaceful and prosperous Africa” said the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources Science and Technology (HRST), H.E Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, to the delegates at the technical consultation meeting. “Part of the teacher development is the mobility of teacher, teacher motivation, qualification framework and the teacher prize aimed at addressing the cross-border mobility of teachers and facilitate the recognition of qualifications and lifelong learning across Africa.”

The African Union commissioner also noted that the status accorded to teachers has been on the decline over recent years and there is need for speedy implementation of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA16-25); a strategy for reorienting Africa’s education and training systems.

Dr. Yumiko Yokozeki, Director of UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), emphasized the need to develop, motivate and support teachers in Africa. “UNESCO IICBA has a very important mandate of promoting and developing teachers in Africa and we will collaborate with the African Union, department of Human Resource and Science Technology to address the issue of professionalization, quality of teachers training and welfare” she said.

The two-day technical meeting was attended by representatives from AUC Human Resources Science and Technology department, senior education officials from Bureau of STC-Est2 and Committee of Ten Heads of State, officials from UNESCO IICBA and key stakeholders in the education sector across the continent.