Education in Congo Brazzaville

  • World Teacher’s day: Gov’t urged to improve teachers’ productivity

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 Cameroonian teachers nationwide have exhorted the Cameroonian government to empower teachers with the requisite tools to be able to deliver their best in the present fast-paced world. While commemorating the 23rd edition of world teacher’s day today, the teachers noted that the theme for this year’s celebration, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers,” reaffirms that peace and security are needed for the development of any country.
  • UN Chief Underscores Need To Invest In Africa’s Youth

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/09 The Group of Seven (G7) leaders has in its ‘Taormina Communiqué‘ underscored that “Africa’s security, stability and sustainable development are high priorities”. But it has from presently on to respond to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ specific call for the need to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. The two-day G7 summit in Italy, in which the leaders of six other industrial nations – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.S. as well took part, concluded on May 27 in Taormina, a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. Speaking at a session on reinforcing the partnership between the G7 and Africa, the UN Secretary-General noted on the concluding day that the international community has a role in helping the continent adapt as it heads for a new wave of industrialization.
  • Study of mathematics on the decline in Africa – Prof Allotey

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 Despite the increasing importance of mathematics to economic and societal evolution, the study of the subject in Africa is declining, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS-Ghana) has said. He said several reasons had been attributed to the poor national of affairs in mathematics in Africa such as: “Inadequate student number, particularly females due to poor teaching of mathematics in primary, junior and senior high schools, lack of motivation and incentives and poor employment prospects in mathematics in a lot of sections of the economy other than teaching”.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    AFGHANISTAN, 2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • Pan African University Council Convenes in Second Ordinary Session

    BOTSWANA, 2016/11/11 The Pan African University Council has concluded its Second Ordinary Session at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Council is the highest governing body of the PAU, an African Union flagship programme established to address quality, relevance and excellence in accordance with the Aspiration 1 of Schedule 2063. The conference deliberated on a inventory of significant policy questions bordering on the implementation of a full-fledged university structure and network, inclunding budgetary, financial and administrative issues.
  • The Foundation of Africa's Future High quality education is key to overcoming Africa's economic challenges.

    BOTSWANA, 2016/08/18 The conversation about Africa has been shifting from one about shortfalls to one about opportunities. Africa is a known leader in commodity exporting, but the economic potential far succeeds that. Africa has an enormous coastline and is additional proximate to both European and North American markets than Asia. Currently, Africa leads the world in mobile adoption, which continues to offer the biggest cross-sectoral economic opportunities. In addition, Africa has recently been cited as being a potential leader in technology, sustainability and agriculture.
  • African Union merges science and education bodies

    BOTSWANA, 2016/01/13 The Africa Union has merged its science and education bodies in a move designed to improve sectoral relationships, effectiveness and efficiency. The African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology and the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union will presently operate as one entity. “The decision of the heads of states was as well motivated by the need to streamline ministerial conferences, limit their number and confer the power to convene them to the African Union Commission and save costs,” Dr Mahama Ouedraogo, the African Union’s chief of human resources, science and technology, told University World News.
  • Congo's Minister for Women Promotion and Integration in Development, Catherine Embondza Lipiti

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2014/10/14 Congo's Minister for Women Promotion and Integration in Development, Catherine Embondza Lipiti has appealed to different stakeholders in the country to promote and protect the rights of girls, particularly with regard to education. Despite the significant evolution made in improving girls' access to education and keeping them at school during the completed 20 years, a lot of disadvantaged girls still do not benefit from this fundamental right, she said Saturday as Congo observed International Day of the Girl Child. 'In our societies, at the same time as a woman is educated at least up to elementary level, this positively reflects on the social and economic life of the household and the family. This is as well an chance to the society and to the economy of the country,' the minister observed.
  • Jean Pierre Kimbuya, has welcomed the project called '100,000 Teachers for Africa'

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2014/03/31 The General Secretary of the Teachers’ Union of Congo (SYECO), Jean Pierre Kimbuya, has welcomed the project called '100,000 Teachers for Africa', launched by the French government Thursday on the occasion of the celebration of the International Francophone Day. 'This programme will help improve quality of education,' Kimbuya told the press. However, he added, African nations sharing the French language, particularly the DRC, should, apart from this programme, mobilize resources for the teaching of French, improve the working conditions of teachers and their wages inclunding add price to the teaching career and as well think about the retirement of teachers.
  • UNESCO Executive Director Irina Bokova

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/07/16 UNESCO Executive Director Irina Bokova has launched a project aimed at training 3,000 teachers in Congo to mitigate the staff shortage in the country's education sector. According to a statement from the Congolese Ministry of Culture, the project - which was launched in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville - is a partnership between UNESCO and the Ministry of Education.
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