Botswana Adopts Incheon Declaration

| May 29, 2015

Botswana and other countries worldwide have adopted the Incheon Declaration on Education which sets out a global education roadmap for the next 15 years.

Addressing members of the press on the World Education Forum 2015, Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Moiseraele Goya said the declaration has an overarching goal to ensure inclusive, equitable equality and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.

He said key features of the declaration included access to quality education for all children and youth to at least 12 years of primary and secondary schooling and lifelong learning.

Other features of the goal are provision of good quality education and equity and inclusion.

Mr Goya said there were set targets such as to ensure that by 2030 all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

“By 2030, all boys and girls should have access to early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education and also equal access for all women and men to affordable quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university,” said Mr Goya.

Other targets include the elimination of gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

It will also ensure that by 2030 all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of the culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Different countries met last week at the World Education Forum 2015 held in Incheon, South Korea. The meeting brought together 130 ministries of education and 1 500 high-level education representatives from government, NGOs and civil society organisations.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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