This July, between the 10th and 11th the Sandton International conference centre in Johannesburg will be housing the African EduWeek; which carries the theme “Empowering teachers to deliver quality education everywhere”.
Tanya Jackman, the event director said: “Our educators are the most central element in improving the education system, and they must have access to relevant training to develop and equip their learners with the tools required to succeed in professional and further education environments.”
African EduWeek reportedly forms the largest meeting and trading platform of its kind on the continent for improving the standard of education in Africa. The conference will focus on empowering teachers, strengthening school leadership, using ICT skills to enhance teaching and learning, improving FET colleges and the role of technology in the classroom.
“There could not have been a clearer illustration of the need for EduWeek than the matric results we have seen, and responses we are hearing from the education community. Learners are leaving school without the necessary tools to succeed, as we see with the high dropout rates from universities and youth unemployment, and this simply has to change,” added Jackman.
The event also offers teachers free, practical courses to improve their classroom and technical skills.
For 2014, African EduWeek has taken the bold step in remodeling the conference model to make the sessions more affordable and accessible to those who need them the most.