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Africa Committed to Quality Education

EFA priorities discussed at African Union conference

At the end of April, the fifth Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (COMEDAF V) concluded with the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa'i, stating that Africa would not compromise quality of education in pursuit of achieving Education For All (EFA). With three years left on the EFA timeline, delegates at the conference concluded that 50 percent of African countries might not meet the goal. Quality education in Africa has been emphasized during the latter half of the EFA timeline, particularly raising equality, access and relevance, which is necessary for equitable and sustainable human and economic development.

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