Education experts to meet in London


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will represent South Africa at the
Education World Forum in London next week, where leaders in the field are
expected to map out policy related plans for the next decade.

Dubbed "Planning for 2015, policy-making catalyst for a decade ahead:
measurement, reach and enterprise', the forum will bring together delegates
representing over 75 percent of the world's population to share ideas, form
collaborative links and discuss education policy.

Motshekga will make a presentation on South African experiences and
engage in discussions with renowned leaders and keynote speakers.

The programme takes place over three days, where Motshekga will engage
other ministers and experts to benchmark and share national policies and
practices with peer countries around the world.

The UK has been hosting the EWF for several years, with a view of
developing consensus on education policy across nations.

While in London on the side-lines of the EWF, Motshekga will meet with the
British Council to sign a declaration of Intent between the two counties.

The ground breaking declaration speaks to a partnership on the training of
teachers for English as a first additional language in a bid to improve literacy in
English as a second language as well as the language of learning and teaching.

The signing will take place on 22 January 2014.