Curriculum design and development
Curriculum reform remains one of the most challenging areas facing African education systems.
Since the start of the Basic Education Africa Programme (BEAP) in 2007, curriculum change has therefore been at the centre of its attention
In all the “roadmaps” that have been jointly developed with BEAP countries, it is recommended to develop sub-regional centres for capacity development in curriculum matters.
Launch of Postgraduate diploma
In response to the urgent need for capacity development in curriculum matters in Africa and following a year of technical planning and preparation, a Post-graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development was launched on the 17th October 2011 in Tanzania.
It is a collaborative effort of UNESCO Dakar and UNESCO's International Bureau for Education (IBE), together with the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) launched
49 learners from 18 African countries enrolled in the 32-week training programme. 88% of them graduated in November 2012.
A second edition of the same diploma started on 12 November 2012. 47 learners enrolled from 18, primarily African, countries.
The course is accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and consists of face-to-face and online distance education components. 49 students enrolled in this first course, and more signed up for a waiting list for upcoming courses.
A French version of the Diploma course is currently under consideration given the great demand for the course in Africa.