A nine-day seminar on manpower development opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday (3 September).?
A nine-day seminar on manpower development opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday (3 September). Nineteen African nations are represented at the meeting, which is being co-sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, a German foundation, and an international organisation specialising in adult education. It's being held in conjunction with the fourth conference of the African Adult Education Association, which begins on 12 September.
The seminar opened with a message from the Executive Secretary of UNECA, Mr. Robert Gardiner, who noted that lack of skills and the right attitude, and poor job performance were the main drawbacks to African advancement.
The main objective of the meeting is to evaluate just how much African educational institutions have done to improve the standard of manpower, especially in the scientific and technological fields, where expert personnel is critically short. It will also consider the demand and scope for expanding and diversifying part-time educational services.