[2014-04-16] Education unions urged to keep political parties at a distance in Accra

Education unions should keep a safe distance from political parties was the message Marieme Sakho Dansokho told members of the African regional committee in Accra from 14-16 April. The Secretary General of the Teachers' Union of Senegal (SYPROS) said that some of the difficulties faced by African education unions are aggravated by being dragged into political conflicts in their countries.

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[2014-03-26] Nigeria: Education union opposes competency test for teachers

The National President of EI national affiliate the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Michael Olukoya, has criticised the competency test for teachers introduced in Edo State as a scheme “to eliminate teachers”.

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[2014-03-24] Côte d'Ivoire: Trade unionists highlight gender equality

The Gender Equality Committee of EI affiliate Syndicat national de l’enseignement primaire public de Côte d’Ivoire (SNEPPCI) held an International Women's Day commemoration ceremony on 7 March.

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Welcome to Education International Africa!

Africa is a huge region where EI´s affiliated member organisations function in difficult conditions and environments, and in countries which account for the bulk of out-of-school children.

EI represents 111 affiliates in 50 countries, from Algeria in the north to South Africa in the south, from Sierra Leone in the west to Mauritius in the east. EI works on two current problems that are confronting the continent a whole; the realisation of the Education For All UN Millenium Development Goal and the halting of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.