In Brazzaville, the second conference of The Office of African Educational Sciences has been discussing the need for education to be more work orientated.
In Brazzaville, the second conference of The Office of African Educational Sciences has been discussing the need for education to be more work orientated. Sixteen African countries, as well as observers from France, the United States, Canada, West Germany, and from seven international organisation took part at the week-long conference.
SYNOPSIS: In Brazzaville's townhall, the delegates gathered for the closing session of the conference, chaired by the Congolese Minister of Education, M.Antoine Ndinga Oba. The theme was "Education and Productive Work".
The conference's main concern was the differences in African countries in the teaching of technical and theoretical knowledge. The Senegalese spokesman called for the establishment of a new school, which would close the gap between technical and theoretical education.
The African Office of Educational Sciences was established in February 1976. It was founded in The Nigerian capital Lagos, at a conference on Pan-African culture. The member states decided to concentrate on improving the harmony of education throughout Africa. The Office's hope is to bring Africa's largely French biased education in line with African needs.