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  The Contribution of Higher Education to National Education Systems: Current Challenges for Africa


The Regional Scientific Committee for Africa chose "The Contribution of Higher Education to National Education Systems: Current Challenges for Africa" as the theme of its second research seminar, which was organized in cooperation with the Association of African Universities (AAU), the University of Ghana, Legon and the UNESCO Office in Accra.

The programme was elaborated under the guidance of the African Committee headed by Professor Goolam Mohammedbhai and was designed to emphasize the important linkages between higher education and UNESCO’s action in the area of Education for All (EFA).

The call for papers resulted in the choice of some 18 presenters from 13 countries of the region. The researchers spoke to the programme’s selected sub-themes namely Teacher Education, Non-Formal Education, Technical and Vocational Education, Research in Education and Open and Distance Learning and Continuing Education. Special guest speakers included Lucio Sia and Andrea Valentini, Teacher Education Section in UNESCO’s Division of Higher Education, and Dr Nuri Yakabu of the National Board of Technical Education, Nigeria.

The seminar’s Proceedings will be published in the course of 2007.

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