Regional workshop for more effective teachers management in Africa

11 Jul 2016

IIEP Pôle de Dakar organize a regional workshop on teacher allocation, from 11th to 13th July in Novotel Dakar, to bring together executives in charge of education system management in West Africa, international experts and technical and financial partners..

The teacher issue is fundamental to the success of the international community’s commitments to education. The recent Education 2030 framework for action refers explicitly to the issue by committing to “substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries.”

In African countries, the teacher issue is generally approached from the angle of recruitment, training and remuneration practices. While these aspects are more than essential, the way in which teachers are allocated, deployed and utilised has not been considered in an equal light to date. Yet, beyond the considerations related to equity and quality of education, better teacher allocation could significantly increase the efficiency of public expenditure on education. 

One of the objective of the workshop is to have fruitful debate between the fifteen African countries and to capitalize on best practices and innovative tools.