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ECOWAS education ministers meet in Abuja, March 20

Cabinet Ministers overseeing the Education Ministries of ECOWAS member states will gather in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, ABUJA, March 20, 2009 to review the status of the implementation of the regional priority programmes on education.

During the meeting, the ministers will consider the report of the three-day preceding meeting of regional experts on education which ended on Thursday, 19th March 2009, and discuss the activities of the Network of the Education Sector Response to HIV-AIDS in the ECOWAS region.

They will also consider specific issues relating to the harmonization of the objectives of Education for All in West Africa and Decade of Education in Africa.

In addition, they are expected to consider recommendations on the strategy for the implementation of the ECOWAS Convention on Equivalence of Certificates and e-learning initiatives.

The ministers will also consider the draft statutes of the ECOWAS Fund for Education and Training