Mauritius to ink cooperative agreement with 5 nations to boost education quality
This signature is in the context of a project undertaken by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF), which centres on the role of the state in regulating the provision of quality education. (Image: Loumessugo)
Mauritius, as a member state of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF), will sign an ‘Entente de Cooperation’ through its Education and HR Ministry with five nations: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Romania and Vietnam.
This signature is in the context of a project undertaken by the organisation, which centres on the role of the state in regulating the provision of quality education.
The main objective behind the project is to enhance cooperation among the participating states through sharing sound policy directions, experiences and good practices, and adopting innovative approaches.
With the ‘Entente de Cooperation’, collaboration in implementing permanent structures for policy dialogue between public and private providers of education will be offered, as well as developing the quality of pre-primary education.
In addition, this ‘Entente’ will support the improvement of the assessment framework for gauging the learning achievement and the use of educational statistics for monitoring and evaluation.
Over and above, it is expected to help in reducing the school drop-out rate and cut down on student attrition.
Created in 1970, the IOF represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world.
IOF’s members share more than just a common language, they also share the humanist values promoted by the French language.
Together, the French language and its humanist values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based.
It has the mission to embody active solidarity between its 77 member states and governments, of which 57 members and 20 observers taken together represent over a third of the UN member states and account for a population of over 890 million people, including 220 million French speakers.
It organises political activities and actions of multilateral cooperation that benefit French-speaking populations and has concluded 33 cooperation agreements with international and regional organisations.