ECOZI Acting National Coordinator Mr Clemence Nhliziyo is currently attending the International Quality Education Conference organised by Tanzania Education Network/Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania TENMET.
The conference themed ‘Collective Accountability for Financing Quality Education- Re-Imagining Quality Education’ is running from 18-20 May 2021.
The International Quality Education Conference (IQEC) is a forum that brings together Education stakeholders from across the globe to discuss issues that affect the achievement of #QualityEducation & to collectively chart a way forward on how to address them.
The guest of honour at this auspicious event is His Excellency the former President of #Tanzania H.E Jakaya Kikwete.
President Kikwete is currently a member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.
Deputy PS-MOEST, Tanzania pointed out that “Whenever we discuss the reforms in education in Tanzania, we can never forget the name Jakaya Kikwete”, hence his invitation as Guest of Honour.
In his address, President Kikwete pointed out that by 2050, Africa will have 200billion people & 100billion will be young people who are not employable and this will lead to social and political instability, and a risk to the security of the continent.
He went on to mention that dropout rates are high in the developing world, and for those who complete school, learning outcomes are low. Meaning learners are not getting the skills they are supposed to get for that level.
To him lack of education advancement in one country can have a negative/positive effect on another/on the region.
President Kikwete reiterated that Quality education can’t be achieved if teaching & non-teaching staff do not receive continuous development & support”, as such there is a need for continuous systematic capacitation for the educators at all levels.
Speaking at the conference Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania Anders Sjöberg said “We applaud the improvements in girl’s transition rate from primary to secondary level of education in Tanzania.”
During the conference David Simon Kobia from OXFARM IBIS referenced to the policy influence strides made by ECOZI in his presentation on Enhancing the Role of CSOs in Education Accountability & Monitoring.
Through such engagements we hope to continue changing the face of #Education in Zimbabwe.