Africa's Education Ministers To Assess SDGs On Education
The Standard of education in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria has been on the decline for decades.
Unfortunately, there are no signs that the nation will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In Africa, there is need for evaluation of the set goals and this is one reason Education ministers on the continent will meet in Nairobi, Kenya.
They Pan-Africa High level Conference on Education will hold between April 25 and 27.
It will be held under the auspices of UNESCO and African Union.
African ministers of education, policy and opinion makers on education from the public and private sector will be at the conference.
UNESCO said the delegates would further discuss, understand and exchange views on how the alignment between SDG4 and the Continental Strategy for Education in Africa (CESA) is influencing current agendas, education legislation, policy, plans, financing and monitoring and information systems.
“The three-day conference will feature two days of technical meetings, with panel discussions on education topics, such as inclusive education,digital technologies, girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), gender equality, and much more,” UNESCO said in a joint statement issued in Nairobi.
During the meeting, the ministers will seek a common approach on the way forward to ensure an inclusive and quality education for all.
“They will agree on key recommendations for developing Africa’s human and social capital through an education and skills revolution emphasisingscience and technology within the context of the implementation of SDG IV and CESA 2016 to 2025.
“They will also contribute to the realisation of Agenda 2063 for a prosperous and more equitable Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development,” the UN agency said.
UNESCO had recommended that each nation allocates at least 26% of its budget to education for sustainable development to be achieved in the sector and it believes that will also reflect on the lives of the nation's citizens, but Nigeria is still doing less than 10% allocation.