Leading UKZN Academic named in team to develop Africa’s Education Sector Strategy
Leader of Higher Education Training and Development at UKZN, Professor Damtew Teferra, has been named among a team of six experts tasked with developing Africa’s Education Strategy - 2016-2025.
Sanctioned and spearheaded by the African Union Commission, the Continental Education Strategy is expected to serve as a blue print in guiding the education system in Africa for the next decade.
The first step of developing the Strategy started with the meeting of education and other development experts from around Africa and beyond in Addis Ababa last month.
The team of six technical experts then met separately for three days to develop the initial draft which was presented to the African Union’s Commissioner of Human Resources, Science and Technology, Dr Martial De-Paul Ikounga, and his advisors.
The team is expected to submit its final draft to the Commission within a few weeks for wider continental and global consultation.