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Mission Statement:

To contribute towards revitalized, quality, relevant, and harmonized education systems responsive to the needs of Africa, taking into account Africa’s aspiration and capacity in terms of human and material resources; systems that produce Africans with appropriate attitudes, values, knowledge and skills to facilitate attainment of the AU vision; systems that generate applied and new knowledge and contribute towards its harnessing for meeting Africa’s challenges as well as placing Africa firmly within the core of the global knowledge economy.


Mandates and Core Functions:

  • Development and harmonization of education policies and programs on the continent, towards achievement of the AU vision.
  • Spearhead the revitalization of education systems.
  • Develop and Manage Continental Education Management Information Systems linked to regional and national levels providing information for local and international users.
  • Organize meetings of the relevant Specialized Technical Committee and other political and professional bodies to ensure collective articulation of priorities, ownership and accountability.