A week-long conference on adult education in Africa opened in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Monday (9 September).
GV Committee seated in front of delegates
SV M. Jenger speaking
SV Dahomey delegates listen
SV PAN FROM Central African delegate to Congo delegate
SV M. Jenger continues
SV Delegates listen and applaud
GV President of meeting, M. Dikebie
SV Cameroun delegates seated in front delegates from Ivory Coast
SV M. Dikebie continues
SV PAN Delegates applaud
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Background: A week-long conference on adult education in Africa opened in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Monday (9 September).
It was attended by more than 55 celegates from II African nations and included five delegates from France.
The conference was jointly sponsored by the Ivorian Government and the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation -- UNESCO -- and was organised by the International League for Popular Education and Culture. The League's Secretary-General, M. Albert Jenger, was one of the speakers at the opening ceremony.
The initial sessions were presided over by the Ivorian Secretary of State for Primary and Televised Education, M. Pascal N'Guessan Dikebie.
The delegates split into working groups during the week and are to present resolutions to the closing session on Saturday (14 September). This session will be chaired by M. Etienne Ahin, the Minister of Youth, Popular Education and Sports of the Ivory Coast.
Topics being covered during the conference include a look at audio-visual methods used in adult education, the methods and structures for the training of adult education teachers and the training of adults through the ruralisation of education.
SYNOPSIS: Delegates from twelve countries gathered in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast on Monday for a week-long conference on adult education in Africa.
The conference was organised by the International League for Popular Education and Culture. The delegates from the Central African Republic and the People's Republic of the Congo were among those to hear the address of the League's Secretary-General, M. Albert Jenger.
The conference discussed such topics as the use of audio-visual aids for adult education and methods of training teachers for adult instruction.
The Ivorian Secretary of State for Primary and Televised Education, M. Pascal N'Guessan Diksbie presided.
The Cameroun and Ivory Coast delegates will be among those who will present resolutions to the final session of the conference on Saturday. The conference was jointly sponsored by the government of the Ivory Coast and UNESCO.