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The Dynamics of Non-Formal Education - Volume l . Report on the Pre-Biennial Symposium and Exhibition Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-4 December 1999

This collection of papers presents the outcome of a symposium on the Dynamics of Non-formal Education (NFE) held in Johannesburg in December 1999. The documents presented covered the following subjects: (1) Policy and planning/management issues of NFE and the overall challenge of lifelong learning (contributions by R. Avenstrup, W. Hoppers, J.Moulton and R. Williams) (2) Examples of NFE programmes, with emphasis on context-specific learning needs and demands (by M. A. Sow, F. Niada, E.

SOUTH AFRICA

Education is compulsory from the age of seven (grade 1) to the age of 15 (grade 9). The education system runs all the way from grade 0 (otherwise known as reception) to grade 12.

From grades 10 to 12, education is optional and is sometimes taught in specialist technical, community or private colleges, where they take a school-leaving exam known as the Matric. In 2015, only 70.7% of students passed the Matric test, with only half of students getting more than 50%.

Summary Literature Review on Training for Trainers and Entrepreneurs

The above-mentioned study by ADEA in 2012, States that “TVSD takes place at different levels, in different types of formal, non formal and informal learning environments. These include technical and vocational schools, polytechnics, business enterprises, and apprenticeship training  centres.” This explains the title of this paper, as entrepreneurs include various sorts of vocational training.

Rapport Général du séminaire inter-pays du PQIP/DCTP sur les cadres nationaux de certification (CNC)

Le séminaire inter_pays du Pôle qualité Inter_Pays dans le domaine du Développement des Compétences Techniques et Professionnelles (PQIP/DCTP) sur les cadres nationaux de certification (CNC) s’est tenu à Abidjan (IVOTEL) les 08 et 09 juillet 2013. Il a réuni 47 participants dont les expert de l'ADEA et des ministère en charge de la formation professionnelle ainsi que ceux des structure privées.

Rapport de synthèse du séminaire inter-pays du PQIP/DCTP sur les cadres nationaux de certification (CNC)

Le séminaire inter_pays du Pôle qualité Inter_Pays dans le domaine du Développement des Compétences Techniques et Professionnelles (PQIP/DCTP) sur les cadres nationaux de certification (CNC) s’est tenu à Abidjan (IVOTEL) les 08 et 09 juillet 2013. Il a réuni 47 participants dont les expert de l'ADEA et des ministère en charge de la formation professionnelle ainsi que ceux des structure privées.

COVID-19 Impact on Education in African Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new reality that necessitates a rethink of how quality education can be effectively delivered in an inclusive and equitable manner, and the role of technology as one of the key enablers. Inequality and exclusion are some of the perennial ghosts haunting most African countries. The pandemic has shown how the current education setup has further deepened inequalities and how the prevailing socioeconomic status is a target that is constantly in motion.

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