Education ministers at the 21st Meeting of Commonwealth Training Ministers (CCEM) in Nairobi, Kenya, have issued a joint statement in which they recognised the urgent need to maximize investment decision in education and competencies at all ages, with particular target on ensuring foundational expertise for all.
With Kenya hosting the Conference, Ministers also recognised the urgent problems elevated in the Kenyatta Call to Action on Education Finance in 2021 and agreed to glance for ideal alternatives to think about the financing of education and welcomed initiatives that help the ability constructing of ministries of training on funding of schooling.
Hosted by the Govt of Kenya in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and Kenya’s Ministry of Schooling, the two-day meeting focused on the topic, ‘Rethinking Training for Innovation, Progress and Sustainability article-Covid-19’ and accorded ministers, policymakers, civil modern society, and development associates the option to share understanding and good follow, and investigate tendencies and innovative methods that can be tailored by member nations around the world to create sustainable and resilient instruction devices.
With regard to charting the way forward in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ministers committed to developing resilient instruction systems that can stand up to upcoming threats and disruptions and sought to make improvements to obtain to digital connectivity and competencies to aid instructing and mastering. Ministers solved to create back improved and with resilience for fair, inclusive economic recovery, and a sustainable upcoming in the Commonwealth.
Ministers also acknowledged the Commonwealth of Learning’s emphasis on advertising learning for sustainable development via the use of systems and mentioned the report and very good work in assistance of length education and learning and mastering, particularly in the course of COVID-19 pandemic.
In her concluding remarks, the Commonwealth Secretary-Typical, The Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland QC, explained:
“Over the last two times, we have talked about crucial concerns these as financing education, Covid-19 mitigation and recovery procedures, education and learning and employability, redefining learning areas and education and learning for sustainability and peace. I gladly received your ministerial assertion and appear forward to doing the job with Kenya to put into practice these new tips and suggestions for the future three decades.
Education and learning, we know, lays the basis for private and social enhancement, dependable action and superior citizenship. It is a human ideal and the most effective assurance from unemployment and poverty. But for our communities and societies to reap these rewards, we want high-good quality and inclusive instruction techniques through the Commonwealth.
Permit us build, fortify, and maintain our partnerships to produce the targets and SDGs.”
Declaring the conference formally closed, the new Chairman of the Instruction Ministers Action Group (EMAG) and Kenya’s Minister of Training, Hon. Prof. George Magoha, stated:
“As was nicely elaborated in the course of the proceedings of this conference the advantages of training at the particular person and economic levels are tremendous and permeate all our lives. The Conference of Commonwealth of Education and learning Ministers delivers a system for the users of this household to critique our development, build synergies and forge a typical way ahead toward bettering schooling in our nations around the world. It is, therefore, my earnest hope that our discussions in the last two times and the way furnished in the Declaration emanating from this assembly will speed up momentum towards the accomplishment of the Schooling 2030 commitments.”
On the situation, the Commonwealth Secretariat also introduced an exciting children’s ebook series on sustainable power and the international transformation of electrical power programs. The books existing the concepts of sustainable and inclusive vitality in a digestible and partaking format for younger readers, aged 7-12, to come across out why they can be aspect of the alter in the way the planet makes and utilizes electrical power. These publications are between publications, toolkits, manuals and other educational sources that the Secretariat offers cost-free of cost to member states.
The 6 finalists of the 2022 Commonwealth Instruction Awards had been also exposed at a digital ceremony on the margins of the conference. The awards recognise and rejoice promising and progressive programmes, tasks, and people that have designed a good impression on the schooling sector across the Commonwealth.
The meeting concluded with ministers expressing their sincere appreciation to the Federal government of Kenya for the effective chairmanship and outstanding preparations built for the 21st CCEM.
Coverage proposals from the ministerial assertion that was issued will notify discussions at the upcoming Commonwealth Head of Government Assembly (CHOGM), scheduled to acquire area in June 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Around 200 global delegates from 40 Commonwealth countries, and over 200 individuals from Kenya, attended the conference, which was convened in a hybrid format for the initial time with some ministers and delegates attending the in-particular person function in Nairobi, though the rest joined nearly. The assembly also marked the initial time the Commonwealth education and learning loved ones arrived collectively in Nairobi since 1987 when it hosted the 10th Commonwealth Meeting of Instruction Ministers on the theme of ‘vocational orientation of education’.
The future CCEM will get area in three years’ time in 2025.
- Angela Kolongo Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
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About the Meeting:
Held every three many years, the Meeting of Commonwealth Education and learning Ministers (CCEM) is the second-largest conference organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, after the Commonwealth Heads of Governing administration Conference (CHOGM). The Meeting is open to Ministers of Instruction of all 54 Member States, as very well as educators and lecturers, improvement partners, civil culture, and policymakers. The 21st CCEM will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 27 – 28 April 2022 below the concept, ‘Rethinking Schooling for Innovation, Development and Sustainability submit-Covid-19’.