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Africa 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.

The TVET continental strategy is meant to be an action guide that should be quickly owned in order to develop each line of the strategy to build the TVET national, regional and continental system.

The STISA-2024 has been developed during an important period when the African Union was formulating a broader and long-term AU Agenda 2063. The STISA-2024 is the first of the ten-year incremental phasing strategies to respond to the demand for science, technology and innovation to impact across critical sectors such as agriculture, energy, environment, health, infrastructure development, mining, security and water among others. The strategy is firmly anchored on six distinct priority areas that contribute to the achievement of the AU Vision. These priority areas are: Eradication of Hunger and Achieving Food Security; Prevention and Control of Diseases; Communication (Physical and Intellectual Mobility); Protection of our Space; Live Together- Build the Society; and Wealth Creation.

The Second Decade of Education for Africa was a successor to the First Decade of Education for Africa from 1997-2006. In recognition of the
importance of getting it right in education in Africa, the sixth ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted a resolution to launch a Second Decade of Education for Africa, and endorsed the Framework for Action earlier adopted to that effect by the Second Conference of African Ministers of Education (COMEDAF II).