These recommendations represent the opinions of a cross-section of mid-to-senior level managers from ministries and public sector organizations in Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
While participating in an intensive leadership course run by GESCI, for the advancement of knowledge societies, these future leaders gained a deeper understanding of the critical interplay between Education, ICT, and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the development of emerging economies across East and Southern Africa. The African Leadership in ICT course, which uniquely combines key elements of leadership, knowledge society and futures thinking into six action learning modules, is delivered online and face-to-face over the course of seven months, culminating in a final policy coherence workshop, at which these recommendations were produced.
With a focus on the dynamics of developing education policies and plans that take account of emerging trends in teacher professional development, access to ICT and new techologies, participants were able to identify common policy gaps that need to be filled in order for their governments to create, with foresight, the educational futures that best serve their societies and economies. The same process was engaged in for ICT and STI.
We hope that the following summary of education policy recommendations will be considered an important indication of the gaps in the policy, planning and implementation processes across the education sector, as perceived by those who are engaged in policy development and implementation in Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Please see the full set of recommendations here:
STI policy recommendations
ICT policy recommendations
Education policy recommendations
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