30.09.2011 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Experts to develop curricular for electronic trades in five West African countries

A area of huge potential for young people, says UNESCO expert

UNESCO Dakar is currently organizing a workshop in Accra, Ghana to develop curricular and teaching resources for the Electrical and Electronics Trades.

The workshop gathers senior technical teachers from five English-speaking countries in West-Africa, namely Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

Area of huge potential

"The workshop builds on Nigeria's successful experience in developing teaching materials such as online courses in the field of Technical and Vocational Training," says Hervé Huot-Marchand of UNESCO Dakar.

"We are specifically focusing on Electrical and Electronic Trades as it represents an area of huge potential for young people to find work," he adds.

Adapted to each country

The aim of the workshop is to enhance the competencies of the participants (three from each country) to developing and teaching curriculum for electrical installation and maintenance work, as well as radio, TV and electronic work.

The workshop started on Monday 26 September and ends on Friday 30 September 2011. It is organized with the support of Ghana's Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

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