13 Dec ECOWAS Protocol on Education and Training
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Protocol on Education was adopted in 2003 within the framework of the Decade of Education adopted by the Africa Union in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) initiatives; Education for All as well as Millennium Development Goals. This was an outcome of First conference of ECOWAS Ministers of Education which was held in Dakar Senegal on 24-26 September, 2002.
The conference laid a solid foundation for education in the region by adopting the following;
- The ECOWAS Protocol on Education and Training;
- The ECOWAS Convention on Equivalence of Certificates; and
- 5 regional priorities in Education (HIV/AIDS preventive Education, Girls Education, Teacher training, Science and Technology, and Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET
- Regular consultation by experts in the identified priority areas
- Constitution of regional networks of experts to promote uniformity and standards in education (HIV/AIDS preventive education, Vice Chancellors and Rectors, Girls Education, Technical and Vocational Education)
- Constitution of a regional task force on education
- Constitution of an ECOWAS Task Force on e-learning to implement the ECOWAS e-learning
The protocol has taken effect with various Expert and Ministerial committee meetings having taken place within the
ECOWAS Frameworks such as the vision 2020.