Delegates from 18 French speaking West African nations attended a seminar in the Senegal capital, Dakar, on Tuesday (31 August) to exchange ideas about the implementation of education programmes in their countries.
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MV PAN African delegates seated and listening to Mr. Ben Mady Cisse, Secretary of State fro the Promotion of Human Relations, speaking in French. (2 shots)
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MV Mme Jacqueline Ki Zerbo listening.
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Background: Delegates from 18 French speaking West African nations attended a seminar in the Senegal capital, Dakar, on Tuesday (31 August) to exchange ideas about the implementation of education programmes in their countries. The seminar started on 30 August and will continue until 4 September.
SYNOPSIS: It was organized by the regional bureau of the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). One of the early speakers was Mr. Ben Mady Cisse who's the Senegal State Secretary for the Promotion of Human Relations.
He spoke about the far reaching implications for education reform in all walks of life and complimented the United Nations on its interest and participation in the project. With African nation developing rapidly it was imperative that every citizen should be equipped with the knowledge needs to bring prosperity and stability to his country, he said. To achieve this the seminar agreed that the four main points to build on were the teaching of the awareness of population control, environment, sex education and the fundamental values of human relations for co-existence.
Madame Jacqueline Ki Zerbo is deeply involved in the programme. She's a UNESCO regional councillor and later on delivered a paper on education for the masses.