An International Conference on Implementation of the Education 2030 Agenda in Africa

Organised by:

 Department of Basic Education &Centre for Child Development Research and Referral (CCDRR), University of Cape Coast, Ghana

In collaboration with

The Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Date: Monday 27th – Thursday 30th   March 2017.

Venue: Conference Room, College for Continuing Education, University of Cape Coast



Education 2030 and Africa

        Over 1,600 participants, including 120 ministers, heads, officials, delegates, agencies, and organizations from 160 countries, on the invitation of the Director-General of UNESCO, gathered at Incheon, Republic of South Korea, between 19th and 22nd of May 2015,to explore a new vision for global education, from 2015 to 2030.

Past initiatives on education such as conceived atJomtien, 1990 and Dakar, 2000, were reviewed at this historic forum. The summary of the deliberations at this conference is as follows:

“Having taken stock of progress made towards EFA goals since2000 and the education related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the lessons learned, and having examined the remaining challenges and deliberated on the proposed Education 2030 agenda and the Framework for Action as well as on future priorities and strategies for its achievement, we adopt this Declaration (Education 2030 agenda)”.

Essential targets of Education 2030 therefore include:

  • ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all.
  • promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • recognizing the importance of gender equality in provision of education for all children and
  • expanding access to education for all.

The vision of the agenda is to facilitate the transformation of lives through education as a main driver of development and engage education to achieve other proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Next to the declaration of this new vision on education and its well-set goals, therefore, is the task of implementing it as effectively as possible for optimal realization of its objectives. No doubt, the vision holds various promises for the entire world particularly, the Africa, where education-related challenges are huge and as a result, require far-reaching interventions (such as enshrined in the Education 2030 agenda) to eliminate them.

The main objective of this conference therefore, is to provide a continental platform for relevant stakeholders to explore how best the Education 2030 agenda can be successfully implemented in African countries. It is also to enable participants understand more deeply, the mission, vision and frameworks of the “Education 2030” Agenda, brainstorm on its implications for Education in Africa and  to explore how the agenda can be executed to achieve expected landmarks in various types and levels of education in Africa.

It is therefore important for intending participants to study the report of World Education Forum held in 2015 at Incheon, Republic of South Korea, otherwise known as Incheon Declaration, very well to enable them learn meaningfully, exchange ideas and present papers relevant to the theme and sub-themes of the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Professor Julius AbiolaAdemokoya.

                        Chairman, Conference Planning Committee                                                                                                                                                                                            SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE

  1. MawutorAvoke.

Vice Chancellor,

University of Education

Winneba, Ghana.




  1. Rashid Aderinoye

Former Executive Secretary

Nigeria National Commission Nomadic Education,

& Professor of Non-Formal Education,

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.




  1. Clement K. Agezo.

Professor of Educational Management,

Department of Basic Education,

University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

  1. Emmanuel Kofi Gyimah

Professor of Special Education,

College of Distance Education,

University of Cape Coast



  1. OyesojiAremu,

Director, Distance Learning Centre &Professor of Counselling& Criminal Justice Studies,

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.





  • Access, Equity and Quality Education
  • Basic, Secondary and Tertiary Education
  • Special Education/Counseling techniques
  • Girl-Child, Nomadic, Non-Formal and Life–Long Learning
  • Planning, Administration, Evaluation and Monitory of Education Programmes
  • Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Legal and Policy Frameworks for Rights to Equal and Quality Education
  • Education Management Information Systems
  • Parent, Community, Public and Non-Governmental Organization Participation in Education
  • Teacher Preparation, Standards and Productivity
  • Sensitization and Collaboration in Education Disciplines
  • Evaluation/Admission, Assessment and Follow-up
  • Funding, Infrastructure, Maintenance and Accountability
  • Curriculum Development and Review, Learning Environment e.t.c.
  • Gender, Inclusion, Equity and Quality
  • Education and Emerging Economy, Contemporary and Future Challenges

Benefits for Participating in the Conference

  • Opportunities to know more about the antecedents, goals, implications and implementation frameworks for Education 2013 agenda.
  • Global audience and authorities in education to learn from and to listen to.
  • Share experiences with individuals involved in Education 2030 from May 2015 till date.
  • Publish your paper in Cape Coast 2017 conference Proceedings and an International journal that emanate from the conference.
  • Enjoy visits to Elmina and Cape Coast Castles and Kakum National Park (Canopy walkway).
  • Conference bags, literature etc.

Who Can Attend

Students,Scholars,Researchers,Educators,Academic Managers and Administrators, Education Policy Makers, Parents, Stakeholders, Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations, Representatives of International Organizations, Officials of the Public Sectors and Government.


Participants are to register with – $150 each.


  • Arrival and Registration— March 27th, 2017.
  • Opening, Lead Paper Presentation, Plenary Sessions etc – March 28 and 29,2017.
  • Closing and Departure—March 30th



Intending participants who wish to present papers at the conference should prepare and submit their abstracts (not more than 100 words) in accordance with the following instructions and timelines:

  • January 31st, 2017-Deadline for submitting abstracts on papers to be presented at the conference.
  • February 28th, 2017-Abstract Review and Feedback.
  • March 1st, 2017-Commencing of Registration for the Conference.
  • March 15th, 2017-Full Paper Submission.
  • Submission should be made to the Secretary, Conference Planning Committee- Seth AmponsahKwarteng via


Speeches/Goodwill Messagesare Expected from the Following:

Chief Hosts:Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast, Ghana &Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

  • Hosts:Provost, College of Education, University of Cape Coast, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana&Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Minister of Education, Republic ofGhana
  • Minister of Education, Federal Republic Nigeria
  • Regional Director, Ghana Education Service(GES),Central Region
  • Head, Department of Basic Education, University of Cape Coast,Ghana
  • Head, Department of Psychology and Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  • Coordinator, Centre for Child Development, Research and Referral (CCDRR).
  • Head, Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.



  • Chairman: Professor JuliousAdemokoya
  • Vice Chairpersons: Dr. H. D.Angbin/Dr. Irene Vanderpuge&Dr. O. A Fakolade
  • Secretary: Seth Amponsah Kwarteng
  • Publicity Secretaries: Mr.Kofi Ntim/Ms.Grace ChinenyeNweke
  • Treasurer: Mrs. Martha-Pearl Okine


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Individuals or Organizations which wish to sponsor specific aspects of the conference or exhibit books, products, services etc at the conference can contact Conference Planning Committee through the conference website.