Universal Primary Education in Commonwealth Africa

Report of a Commonwealth Regional Seminar, Lesotho, 4–15 February 1980

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UNESCO and UPE in Africa

Nineteen years ago, at the dawn of political independence of most African countries, delegates of 39 African States and five European States (Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom), met in Addis Ababa to discuss education in Africa. This Conference was a turning point in the development of education in Africa. It was the first time in Africa that Education of Africans was discussed essentially by Africans at a continental level.


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