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Call for Submissions: Innovating Education in Africa 2021

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IMG 5166Africa is ushering into an era that most observers and pundits are predicting will determine its destiny as the continent of the future. But to fulfill this promised bright future, the continent has to come to terms with its education and training systems that are yet to fully shed the weight of its colonial legacy and its own tribulations as a relatively new political and economic entity and player in the world arena.

 

In the bid to create a new African citizen who will be an effective change agent for the continent’s sustainable development as envisioned by the AU and its 2063 Agenda, the African Union Commission has developed a comprehensive ten-year Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25). 

 

This strategy is driven by the desire to set up a “qualitative system of education and training to provide the African continent with efficient human resources adapted to African core values and therefore capable of achieving the vision and ambitions of the African Union. Read more: CESA 16-25

 

 

Summary

The digital divide, lack of stable electricity and other infrastructure needed to actualize digitization and ODeL, a nonexistent culture of eLearning in most African education systems are a major stumbling block to implementing an inclusive sector response to COVID-19. As the African Union Commission, numerus bilateral virtual meetings have been held with various education technology support outfits geared towards continuous learning and mitigate long term effects of the pandemic on teaching and learning. After clearly assessing the majority of the platforms presented, the question of inclusivity still remains. This paper will attempt to outline a series of guidelines to digitization and adoption of ODeL using the African Union DOTSS1 approach as a long term cushion to the effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, it will attempt to present processes and procedures to ensuring that the right eLearning and digitization products are adopted.

 

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