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AU Education ministers conclude meeting in Abuja

01 October 2015, 13:44Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Representatives of the Ministries of Education in African Union member states have met in Abuja where they have agreed on an urgent need to develop education syllabus that will lead to a democratic culture on the continent.

The ministers had gathered for the joint consultative meeting on the inclusion and the mainstreaming of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections (ACDEG).

The three-day meeting, which has ended, was seen an opportunity for the participants to closely examine ACDEG and other AU shared value instruments as well as to identify the values to be promoted in school curricula.

They also highlighted the necessity to spread the values of the Charter beyond leaders to ordinary African citizens and to establish curriculum on education for democracy to ensure the attainment of the AU vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.”

The experts also focused on the ACDEG content to be mainstreamed within the school curricula. They agreed on six clusters including constitutionalism and the rule of law, democracy and human rights, culture and peace, governance institutions, elections and electoral processes, and political, social and economic issues.

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Regarding the strategic orientation for the development and implementation of the programme, the experts discussed the technical and political processes to consider towards mainstreaming the values of the charter.

They proposed the establishment of a panel of experts to develop standardized manual on the topics which will be validated, adopted and disseminated as well as a comprehensive model of training of trainers for Curriculum Implementers. Moreover, they recommended that AU should develop a comprehensive mechanism for lobbying and advocacy for all stakeholders and a method for monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

The representative of Nigeria, Olutayo Adeola, Director of programmes at the Federal Ministry of Education, underlined that the mainstreaming of ACDEG in African education systems should come under structural policy of education.

“I urge all delegations to provide a faithful and detailed account of the outcomes of the consultation to their respective relevant authorities and to go beyond the passive position of its promotion and become active vectors of information and communication of its values at all levels,”said Adeola. 



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