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Forum urges African governments to tackle diminishing school enrollment

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ABUJA – The Africa Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA) on Tuesday urged African governments to tackle the diminishing access to school enrolment due to insurgency.

This is contained in a communiqué signed by Mr Rej Brijraj and Prof. Addison Mark Wokocha, AFTRA President and Secretary, respectively.

The communiqué was issued at the end of the 3rd AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference and 5th Roundtable proceedings in Accra, Ghana.

According to the communiqué, there is an increasing insecurity in African countries which today affects schools and schooling adversely.[eap_ad_2]

The forum called on African leaders to close ranks and fight the abduction, massacre and intimidation of school children and teachers.

“The future is not secure because of diminishing African values and threat to life in schools. Education should be given its pride of place.’’

The forum also called for vigilance, cooperation and partnership among countries within Africa as a catalyst for holistic education.

It stated that there was continuous downward trend in ethics as far as the teaching profession was concerned and that education systems seem to witness increasing conflicts rather than resolutions.

The forum urged African leaders to empower and supervise teachers in order to encourage commitment as a means to achieve professional goals. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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