DAR ES SALAAM Preparations are on top gear for the 3rd International Quality Education Conference (IQEC) slated in Dar es Salaam from November 27th to 29th this year.
Themed ‘Rethinking Education Systems in the 4th Industrial Revolution,’ the conference will bring together key education stakeholders from different countries to share ideas on how to advocate for positive changes in this crucial sector.
In her media briefing on Friday in the city, the Tanzania Education Network (TEN/MET) Head of Programmes Ms Martha Makala says more than 350 participants are lined up to partake in the event.
“So far, countries that have confirmed to participate include Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Sudan and Sudan…we expect the number of participating countries to rise as day go by,” she says.
Adding, she reveals that those who are coming for the conference are teachers, students, education ministries, researchers, academicians and individual experts who have made tangible contributions in education sector like policy makers and curriculum developers.
“We are going to look at four key areas which are gender equality in access to education, education financing, digital literacy and cybersecurity, lifelong learning, teacher professional development, parent and community engagement and future-ready spaces.
“As TEN-MET, we are looking forward to a productive conference that will help a lot to bring positive changes in education for the benefit of the sector itself,” Ms Makala says.
Education is one of the fundamental human rights and a prerequisite for social and economic development
as expressed in UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and African Union 2030 Agenda.