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  1. Background

Teachers do one of the most important jobs in society today and must be treated with the same degree of respect as other high profile professions. Teachers can make a difference between success and failure in life; and easily determine the quality of education delivered and acquired. Lack of quality education is a major factor behind many social, political, economic and health challenges faced by the world today; as well as contributing to poverty, prejudice and conflict. The status of the Teacher in Africa is critically important to achieving Agenda 2063 vision of integration, peace and prosperity, by facilitating acquisition of not just skills and knowledge, but also requisite values and attitudes.

The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme is a collaborative initiative under the Joint AU-EU Strategy for Higher Education. The Scheme is managed by the Executive Agency of the European Commission in collaboration with African Union Commission. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration as called for by Agenda 2063.

The Africa Federation of Teaching and Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) is a calling for the nomination of candidates to be considered for award of the AFTRA Fellowship at the 9th Annual Conference in Accra, Ghana, May 25-30, 2020. The nomination closes by March 13, 2020.