A seven-day educationalists' seminar opened in Kampala on Wednesday (5 January) attended by delegations from 22 countries.
A seven-day educationalists' seminar opened in Kampala on Wednesday (5 January) attended by delegations from 22 countries. The seminar, sponsored jointly by the Uganda Government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is evaluating the result of pilot projects in the teaching of biology. On Thursdays (6 January), Lesotho's Mr. Mohapi, the Chairman, was among the speakers.
The participants came form Australia, Botswana, Cameroon, Dahomey, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Malagasy, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zambia.
SYNOPSIS: Kampala's International Conference Center...the site of a seven-day educationalists' seminar attended by the delegations of 22 countries. The conference, which opened on Wednesday, is evaluating the results of pilot projects in the teaching of biology. It's sponsored jointly by the Uganda Government and UNESCO. The seminar marked the closing session of the UNESCO biology-teaching pilot project for Africa which was started in 1967.
On Thursday, Lesotho's Mr. Mohapi... who's Chairman...was among the speakers.
The day before, Uganda's Minister of Education told the opening session that the teaching of biology in Africa should be related to the acute social problems the continent faced. He said that special emphasis should be laid on problems relating to nutrition, health and agricultural production. The Minister stressed the need for syllabi and textbooks used in african schools to reflect the flora and fauna of Africa. All too often, he said, textbooks were written in developed countries and dealt with examples that weren't known in the continent.
The African project is one of four set up by UNESCO the help developing countries ...there's one for chemistry in Asia, one for physics in Lain America and mathematics in the Middle East.