A study carried out in 2020 by the KIX Africa 21 hub places teacher training at the top of the priorities of the center’s member countries. This high level of prioritization makes sense when we observe the descending trend in the percentage of trained teachers observed in sub-Saharan African countries. This decrease is explained by the recruitment of unqualified teachers to fill the gaps at a lower cost.
Thus, according to UNESCO, "in sub-Saharan Africa, only 64% of primary school teachers and 50% of secondary school teachers have received the minimum organized training required".
This issue is also taken into account in the Continental Education Strategy CESA 16-25 through its strategic objective SO1: "revitalize the teaching profession". Moreover, the consideration of this issue is not new for the members of the consortium. Thus, the Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Education et la Formation (IFEF) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) have implemented for some years, the IFADEM program (Francophone Initiative for Distance Learning of Teachers) and he Conférence des ministres de l'Éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (CONFEMEN) has integrated a survey on primary school teachers into the PASEC2019 evaluation.
By organizing this round table, the KIX Africa 21 hub, led by the consortium composed of AUF, CONFEMEN and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) through its subsidiary body IFEF, plans to offer experts from the hub’s member countries a framework for discussion on quality assurance practices, and particularly on the evaluation of training systems for primary and lower secondary school teachers.
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