ONGWEDIVA -The Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Itah Kandjii-Murangi has led a delegation, including the heads of the Namibia Qualifications Authority, Namibia Council for Higher Education and Namibia Training Authority to the Education World Forum in London, the UK this week.
The Education World Forum, from 22 to 25 May is the world’s largest gathering of education, skills, technology and innovation decision makers. This has provided an opportunity to meet with key stakeholders and discuss shared challenges and opportunities in global higher education. Murangi told New Era that, among many objectives, the forum this year created platforms for critical debates on how to provide effective support and promote innovative solutions to countries' education systems post Covid-19, to improve equity, quality and relevance of curricula, teaching, learning and assessment processes and outcomes.
The 2022 forum's theme is: ‘Education: Building Forward Together; Stronger, Bolder, Better’. “This theme is carefully identified to guide the education world forum 2022’s discussions and debates toward solutions for challenges facing the sector of education globally, due to the pandemic,” she stressed.
The minister said, participating ministers attempted to indicate the severity of how different education systems were affected, while at the same time bringing to the fore the strategies that proved effective.
“This is to help governments learn from one another. Also, the meeting is expected to help governments think of the best ways the education sector could accelerate governments recover from the negative effects of Covid-19,” she said.