DONORS and African Ministers of Education across Sub-Saharan Africa converge in Mauritius on Wednesday for the sixth biennial conference of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).
The meeting to run from December 3 - 6, 2003 will bring together 350 participants including 50 African ministers of education, senior ministry officials, representatives of bilateral and multilateral development cooperation agencies, and experts and researchers in various educational fields. Dr. Khiddu Makubuya, Education Minister, will lead the Uganda delegation.
ADEA said in a statement that the meeting on the theme: "The Quest for Quality: Learning from African Experiences," is aimed at drawing increased attention to efforts of African countries and their partners in tackling the challenges involved in improving educational quality.
"It will provide an opportunity for open-minded, critical and informal discussions among peers on all of the parameters that will determine the future of educational quality in Africa: technical and scientific aspects, political and social considerations, costs and funding problems, engineering and implementation methods," said the statement from Alcinou Da Costa, the ADEA press relations consultant.
Source: New Vision - Kampala