RESOLUTION ON THE MEETING OF EXPERTS ON THE OBJECTIVES OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION IN AFRICA
The Council of Ministers of the Organization of Africa Unity meeting in its Thirty- fifth Ordinary Session in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 18 to 28 June, 1980,
Having examined the Report of the Panel of Experts on the objectives of Primary and Secondary Education in Africa which met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 15 to 19 December 1979 (Document CM/1053 (XXXV)),
Having noted that despite many letters of reminder, more than 80% of the OAU Member States have not replied to the OAU Questionnaire on Primary and Secondary Education forwarded to them in April 1977,
Having noted that the Panel of Experts and working groups set up to compile, study, analyze and disseminate information concerning the preparation and application of educational programmes in Africa encounter difficulties in the effective implementation of their mandate owing to the lack of sufficient information from Member States:
RECOMMENDS that the OAU Member States should ensure quicker and easier transmission and supply of the information needed by the OAU Secretariat;
RECOMMENDS that the report prepared by the Panel of Experts on the objectives of Primary and Secondary Education in Africa and that expected on Mathematics, Science and Technology as well as on the training of teaching staff, should be compiled into a single document;
CALLS on the Secretary-General to convene a seminar to consider the reports prepared by all the Panels of Experts on this subject, in conformity with Resolution CM/Res.368 (XXXIII) relating to the various educational disciplines in Africa.