ADEA WGCOMED News Journal N°12, June - August 2017

We are pleased to share with you the twelfth edition of our News Journal. This edition carries themes on quality in African education for the sustainable development goals and the discussions and conclusions of the recently concluded ADEA Triennale meeting held in March 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. With the new sustainable development goals currently under implementation, we go back to the past 30 years and revisit the debates about quality in education in Africa. The moment is crucial for this issue to be brought back to the limelight as we look at 2017 as the Year for “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth”. Here we attach the issue of quality with all the questions related to relevance about the type of education that Africans can receive as of now to be able to participate meaningfully in their well-being as well the development of their respective nations.

We carry an interview with Mr. Mamadou Ndoye, a former Minister of Education in Senegal, former Executive Secretary of ADEA, and General Coordinator of the ADEA Triennale who articulated expectations for the Triennale and how Africa can move forward in Education. We also have several articles related to the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the challenges of higher education in Africa, and Journalism education for successful democracies. Other analytic reports relate to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education in Africa. Other stories focus on the ADEA Triennale held in Dakar earlier in the year, and on Home-Grown School-Feeding promoted by the African Union Commission and the World Food Programme.

We also have a profile of our colleague, Aliou Sow from the Working Group on Books and Learning Materials who was recently named the best African publisher of youth books. We end up with news and briefings from around Africa.

Enjoy your reading !