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3rd ROUNDTABLE OF AFRICA FORUM OF TEACHING REGULATORY AUTHORITIES(AFTRA)

2012/08/14

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and the South African Council for Educators  (SACE)  with  support  from  UNESCO  NIGERIA  convened  the  1st   Roundtable  of  Teaching Regulatory Authorities in Africa at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja Nigeria, from 11th  to 14th  of October 2010.  The  Roundtable  was  organised  under  the  mandate  of  the  International  Forum  of  Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA) which has its headquarters at the General Teaching Council for Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. IFTRA is the world body of Teaching Councils in all the continents of the  world.  The  key  aims  of  IFTRA  are  to  promote  the  professionalisation  of  teaching  globally,  set international  standards  for  the  profession  and  facilitate  co-operation  among  member  nations  for  the benefit of the education systems of the various countries.


The theme of the African Roundtable was “The Role of the African Nations in the Globalisation of the  Teaching  Profession.”  The  countries  that  attended  the  Roundtable  are  Nigeria,  South  Africa, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda as well as the several non-governmental organisations under the auspices of the Teachers Without Borders, an international non-governmental organisation.

It was out of this that the Africa forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities was established.

AFTRA will be hosting the third roundtable since its establishment in Tanzania starting from the 29 October - 01 September 2012 and the theme is "Uniting Africa for the Internationalisation of the Teaching Profession". For more information please contact AFTRA Headquarters (TRCN of Nigeria) or AFTRA Chair (SACE of South Africa) for invitation letters and details or click here -ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 3rd ROUNDTABLE OF AFRICA FORUM OF TEACHING REGULATORY AUTHORITIES (AFTRA) for more info.

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