English العربية Français Português

AU Education Agencies

  • African Union International Centre for Girls and Women Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA)

    The African Union International Centre for Girls and Women Education in Africa... Read more: African Union...

  • Pan African Institute of Education for Development (IPED)

    Pan-African Institute for Education for Development (IPED, is a specialized institution... Read more: Pan African...

  • Pan African University (PAU)

    The Pan African University (PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the... Read more: Pan African...

Latest Articles

AFRICA SHOWCASES 50 PROMISING EDUCATION INNOVATIONS AT THE IEA VIRTUAL EXPO 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 29 September 2021: The African Union Commission together with its...

Read more: AFRICA...

Celebration of World Teacher Day 2021

Celebration of World Teacher Day 2021  Theme: “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the...

Read more: Celebration...

Pan African University Call for Scholarship Applications 2021/2022 Academic Year

The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the...

Read more: Pan African...

Call for Submissions: Innovating Education in Africa 2021

[Version française disponible ici]   Background The advent of COVID-19 has exacerbated...

Read more: Call for...

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

 

The information provided below was submitted as at 2020-12-07 10:40:55 by the Mr. Amos Mulenga Mumba of Zambia in responding to the AU Survey of Member States response to the Reopening of Educational Institutions during COVID-19. The information is solely for experience sharing purposes and not to be used for other purposes without express permission of the African Union Commission.

 

Country  Zambia
Ministry Mr. Amos Mulenga Mumba
Education level handled by the Ministry Tertiary Education, TVET
What estimated percentage of Preschool have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Primary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Secondary Schools have reopened for in-person learning?
What estimated percentage of Universities have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
What estimated percentage of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions have reopened for in-person learning? 90-100
Challenges which have been faced in the reopening of educational institutions for in-person learning

Logistical requirements, Financial burden, Getting students back to school, Other (to be specified);

In Zambia, we are implementing blended learning with enhanced utilization of ICT infrastructure to offer E-Learning as a big component of delivering education to learners. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges has been capacity building for Universities, Colleges and TEVET Institutions to have sufficient resources to invest in requisite ICT infrastructure.

Is there a system to trace, treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions? {Is there a system to trace treat and contain the spread of COVID-19 when schools are reopened:value}
Description of the system for tracing, treating and containing the spread of COVID-19 in educational institutions. Regular checkups for students, staff and anyone entering the campus premises, contact details are kept for both students and anyone coming into the campus to facilitate contact tracing in an event of a suspected case. Universities and Colleges work closely with Local Authorities and Health Institutions designated to respond and deal with suspected cases. All students and staff on campus are required to wear masks at all times and carry hand sanitizers with them at all times. Universities and Colleges are required to place hand washing and temperature checking facilities at entrances to all buildings on campus. Sensitizations activities are regularly undertaken by COVID19 response teams that have been established at each of the Universities, Colleges and TEVET institutions around the Country.
Has there been an increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? {Has there been an adjustment in the national budget for education as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic:value}
Please indicate the extent of increase or decrease in the national budget allocation for education budget as a result of COVID-19? No significant change
Has there been an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed? Yes
Summary of the findings of the assessment of impact of COVID-19 on students while educational institutions were closed Preliminary findings have shown that Universities and Colleges were negatively impacted financially because they lost revenue from School fees, while they had to meet the fixed cost obligations. Switching to E-learning required emergency resources to acquire e-learning tools, training of some lecturers on how to develop content and utilize these platforms. Administering online exams was challenging especially with regard assuring the credibility of the exams.
Adjustments that have been made in operations of educational institutions upon reopening

Regular handwashing by students and teachers, Reduced number of students per classroom, Shorter time spent in educational institutions, Students and teachers wear masks, Suspension of field events and excursions, Regular disinfection of frequently touched areas in educational institutions (at least once a day);

 

If you are interested in contacting the Ministry for further information, please contect This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that any secondary use of this data is not allowed without seeking express permission of the African Union Commission.

Partners

  • Logo 1
  • Logo 2
  • Logo 3
  • Logo 12
  • Logo 8
  • Logo 10
  • Logo 6
  • Logo 9
  • Logo 11
  • Logo 5
  • Logo 7