8 African ministers attend continent’s first modern education conference
Minister Angie Motshekga welcomed over 400 educationist and policymakers from a score of African, European and American countries to the Africa Play Conference.
FILE: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN
PRETORIA – Foreign ministers of eight African countries are attending the first continental conference focusing on play as a basic requirement of modern education.The conference comes weeks after President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament his government is working to provide two years go pre-school education to better equip young South Africans for 21st centre challenges.Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga welcomed more than 400 educationist and policymakers from a score of African, European and American countries to the Africa Play Conference.They were delighted by a rousing musical opening before going into three days of intensive workshops.The conference is co-hosted by the Department of Basic Education, the LEGO institute, the United Nations Children’s Fund Unesco and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa.(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)
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