Senegal's Minister of State in charge of Education, M. Doudou Ngom, opened a seminar in?
GV PAN ACROSS Delegates seated in conference room
SV Mr. Amadou Samb (with glasses) and Mr. Doudou Ngom seated (extreme right)
SV Delegates from Upper Volta, France, Congo, Senegal, listening to speeches (3 shots)
SCU Mr. Samb speaking
SV Delegates from Ivory Coast and Togo
SV Mr. Ngom speaking
SV Gabonese delegate listening
SV Mr. Ngom continuing
SV Delegates from Canada, Central African Republic and Mali listening (3 shots)
GV Delegates seated at table
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Background: Senegal's Minister of State in charge of Education, M. Doudou Ngom, opened a seminar in Dakar on Monday (19 January) on technical education and professional staff training in French-speaking African nations.
In his opening speech at UNESCO headquarters in Senegal's capital, the Minister stressed the need for the delegates to bear in mind regional difficulties in education which arise from country to country. He said conclusions about the education system in Africa must be adaptable to realities and specific needs.
The seminar will continue to expand and work on the recommendations and resolutions made at the recent conference of Education Ministers of French-speaking countries.
Delegates from 10 African countries and also France and Canada attended the conference.
Another of the speakers on Monday was Mr. Assane Samb, the Secretary-General of the Conference of Education Ministers from French-speaking countries.
Mr. Samb, who is also technical adviser to Senegal's Minister of Higher Education, thanked the organisers of the seminar and in particular, Canada, for its financial aid.
SYNOPSIS: Delegates from ten African countries, France and Canada, attended a seminar in Senegal on Monday on technical education and professional staff training i French-speaking African nations. The conference took place at UNESCO headquarters in the capital, Dakar.
The delegates were welcomed to Dakar by Mr. Assane Samb, Secretary-General of the recent Conference of Education Ministers from French-speaking countries. Mr. Samb expressed thanks to Canada for its help in financing the seminar. He called on the delegates to study each country's needs before drawing constructive conclusions.
The seminar was opened by Senegal's Minister of State for Education, Mr. Doudou Ngom. He stressed the need for the delegates to be able to adapt the education system in African countries to specific needs and realities of the situation.
He said every country had its own particular problems and these needed to be considered before any action was taken. He said the seminar would continue to expand on recommendations made at the Education Ministers' meeting.