COMEDAF: 54 nations storm Abuja for education Ministers’ conference

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President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday welcome delegates from 54 African countries that are members of Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union, COMEDAF as he will declare the five-day conference of the 5th Ordinary Session open in Abuja.

The conference is expected to brainstorm on the progress made in the implementation of the next line of action for the second decade of education for Africa 2006-2015.

Minister of Education, Prof Ruquayyat Rufa’i at the pre-conference briefing in Abuja yesterday, said some of the delegates from the member nations arrived the country yesterday while others will arrive between today and tomorrow for the Monday opening ceremony. The one-week event starts on Monday 23rd to 27th of April, 2012.

COMEDAF is a bi-annual forum where Ministers of education from 54 member nations of African Union deliberate on global and sub-regional developments and seek ways of addressing them through instrumentality of education sector.

She said that the conference would  not only provide avenue for exchange of ideas by the African Union member countries on the development of the education sector in a case by case basis, boost Nigeria’s image and tourism potentials but would boost the country image and tourism potentials.

The meeting which will have in attendance ministers of education and senior education officials from the 54 member nations of the African Union, will among others deliberate on global, regional and sub-regional developments and seek ways of addressing them through the instrumentality of education sector.

Other participants expected for the week-long event schedule to hold from April 23-27 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja include development partners, donor agencies, specialised bodies of the African Union Commission, the media and other stakeholders.

The event will equally help Nigeria to showcase her development in the education sector and share education best practices with other African countries.

 

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