The fifth edition of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union Commission is scheduled to begin on Monday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The ministers are expected to discuss the progress made in the implementation of the agenda for the second decade of education for Africa, among other things.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai said this at a pre-conference news briefing in Abuja on Friday.
She said her counterparts and senior education officials from the 54 member countries of the Africa Union would also deliberate on global, regional and sub-regional developments while seeking ways of addressing challenges facing the education sector.
Rufai said, “The Conference of Education Ministers of the Africa Union is a biannual forum where Ministers of Education of the 54 members Nation’s of AU deliberate on global, regional and sub-regional developments seek ways of addressing them through the instrumentality of (the) Education Sector.”
The minister said the biennial conference would boost Nigeria’s image and tourism potential, showcase her development in the education sector and share education best practices with other African countries.