EI Africa 10th Conference Elects New Leadership and Pledges to Support Quality Public Education

The recently concluded EI Africa 10th Regional Conference under the theme, “Standing Together for Resilient Education Systems in Times of Crisis” at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together teacher unions, civil society organizations, development partners, and observers from across the African Continent to discuss the challenges facing public education in Africa and devise strategies for ensuring quality education for all. The conference was a resounding success, with participants applauding the well-organized event.
One of the highlights of the conference was the election of  new Committee Members. Mariama Chipkaou of Niger was elected as the new Chairperson of the EI Africa Regional Committee, while Richard Gundane of Zimbabwe  was chosen as the Vice Chairperson. This new leadership team is expected to continue the mission of EI Africa in advocating for the well-being of member organizations and campaigning for well-resourced public education.
In her acceptance speech, Mariama Chipkaou expressed her gratitude for the confidence placed in her and pledged to advance the cause of EI Africa. She emphasized the importance of promoting women's participation and leadership roles within the organization, promising to work towards greater gender equality in education.
The conference also received a significant endorsement from the Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa, Honourable Matsie Angelina Motshekga. In her closing address, she pledged to use her influence and office to support the #GoPublic #FundEducation campaign. This commitment from a high-ranking government official is a positive step towards ensuring that public education receives the necessary resources and attention it deserves – most especially in Africa.
Delegates, observers, and participants alike praised EI Africa for organizing a well-coordinated and impactful conference. The event provided a platform for fruitful discussions, productive collaborations, and the sharing of best practices in the field of education. The attendees expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to come together and collectively address the challenges facing public education in Africa.
EI Africa continues to be at the forefront of advocating for quality public education in the region. With the newly elected leadership and the support of key stakeholders, the organization is well-positioned to make a significant impact in the coming years. The commitment to promoting women's participation and leadership within the organization is a testament to EI Africa's dedication to inclusivity and equality.
As the conference concluded, participants left with a renewed sense of purpose and determination to work towards the goal of providing quality public education for all in Africa. The discussions and strategies developed during the conference will serve as a roadmap for the future, guiding the efforts of EI Africa and its member organizations in their pursuit of a well-resourced and equitable education system.
The EI Africa Conference stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and collective action in addressing the challenges facing education in Africa. With continued support and cooperation, there is hope for a brighter future where every child has access to quality public education, regardless of their background or circumstances.

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