International Francophonie Organization to train 300,000 Caribbean and African teachers

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About 300,000 school teachers will be trained in Africa and the Caribbean by the International Francophonie Organization in an effort to contribute to education for all by the year 2015, Clément Duhaime, the Administrator of the Francophonie, declared on Wednesday in Paris. “Our organisation is therefore our instrument, perhaps the only one that will give all its meaning to this solidarity of francophonie yearned for by our founders,” he said at the opening of the Francophonie Ministerial Conference (CMF). “They yearned for an ambitious Francophonie that would organise distance learning for more than 300,000 school teachers in Africa and in the Caribbean in order to contribute, by the year 2015 to the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on education,” Mr Duhaime said. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), nearly 4 million more teachers are needed worldwide. Africa might not attain the MDG in the area of education in view of the crucial lack of school teachers, he said.

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