Main Event – 4th December 2019

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Wed 4th December

Opening Comments
John Glassey, Chief Executive Officer, AfricanBrains

Strengthening the Relationship between School and Work: Policies & Innovations
Chair: Karen Kester, Deputy Director, Education Services: Cambridge Assessment International Education
Hon Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education, Ghana
Hon Reginah Mhaule – Deputy Minister of Basic Education, South Africa
Hon Prof Edgar Moyo – Deputy Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Zimbabwe
Prof Abubakar Adamu Rashid – Executive Secretary National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Nakia presents her vision of Ghana

Welcome Introduction
Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Ghana

Official Opening
His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

The Application of Digital Technologies Across the Education Spectrum
Chair: Jason Gregory, Director International Qualifications: Pearson
Hon Prof Amon Murwira – Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, Zimbabwe
Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum– Deputy Minister of Education, Ghana
Dèwanou Avodagbe – Cabinet Director for Maternal & Primary Education, Benin
John Kimotho – Senior Director Educational Media, Institute of Curriculum Development, Kenya
Khadija Mvula – Assistant Director, Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia

Technical & Vocational Education – Creating Employment Opportunities
Chair: Scott Smith, Vice President Business Development: Matific
Hon Tidjani Idrissa Abdoulkadri – Minister of Professional and Technical Education, Niger
Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo – Deputy Minister of Education (TVET), Ghana
Gnamine Agarem– Secretary General for Technical Education & Professional Integration, Togo
Kabran Assoumou – Director of Cabinet for National Education, Technical Education & Vocational Training, Cote d’Ivoire

Building a Sustainable Model for School Leadership & Quality Teaching in Africa
Chair: Patrick Brazier, Chief Executive Officer: Education Development Trust
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Director General, Ghana Education Service, Ghana
Jane Kyarisiima Mwesiga – Education Commissioner for Human Resource Management, Uganda
Dr David Njengere– Ministers Advisor for Curriculum, Ministry of Education, Kenya
Archie Lewis – Deputy Director General Institute Development & Coordination, Western Cape Province, South Africa