A conference of education experts from French-speaking African states were warned about an African education crisis.
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Background: A conference of education experts from French-speaking African states were warned about an African education crisis. M. Benoit Malou, the Togolese education minister, told the conference -- in Lome -- that the crisis arose because African educational systems did not meet the continent's basic needs.
M. Malou said African education was mostly derived from models with no deep connection with African systems and traditions. He approved the development of schools for the "collective improvement" of the population -- the theme of the conference.
SYNOPSIS: Education experts from French-speaking African countries have been attending a conference in Togo.
The theme of the seminar was the development of schools aimed at improving the educational standards of the entire community.
M. Benoit Malou, the Togolese education minister, opened the conference and warmly recommended the principle of schools for collective improvement. He said it was essential to change radically the present system. There was a crisis in education in Africa, because the present system did not meet the needs of Africa.