[Report] EIARC takes stock of inclusive education in Africa

At its latest meeting, the Education International Africa Regional Committee (EIARC) has taken stock of current and upcoming activities and challenges for educators and their unions in the region and called on member organisations to join the Education International Go Public! Fund Education campaign.

Opening the meeting held in March 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa, EIARC Chairperson Christian Addai-Poku stressed that it has been eight years since our governments adopted the global education goal, the sustainable development goal (SDG) 4.  He, however, regretted that more than half-way to 2030, the deadline for achieving the global education goal, many children, youth and adults in Africa remain excluded from education.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated education challenges on the African continent. This, coupled with conflict and climate change, has seriously impacted countries, education systems and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have wiped out two decades of education gains in Africa,”

Read more about the conference on the Education International website.

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