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AFRICA FEDERATION OF TEACHING REGULATORY AUTHORITIES Fédération Africaine des Agences de régulation de l’Enseignement Offices: Centurion, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria & Lusaka, Zambia



AFTRA hereby announces the 7th Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference and 9th Roundtable holding May 14-19, 2018 in Nigeria. The Conference provides opportunities for exchange of best practices between AFTRA (the statutory regulators of the teaching profession in Africa) and members of the global community particularly the academia, ICT experts, employers of teachers, teachers unions, international development 

partners, non-governmental organisations, and the general public.  The Roundtable is AFTRA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and admits only AFTRA member organisations.   
AFTRA is the Africa Regional Branch of the International (World) Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA,   


 Patron: Hon. Minister of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria 

 Host: Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Abuja

 Venue: NAF Conference Centre,  Gwarinpa-Wuse 2 Expressway,   Central Business District, Abuja 

Important dates: May 14: Arrival  May 15-16: 7th AFTRA Conference  May 17: Tour/cultural eve May 18: 9th AFTRA Roundtable  May 19: Departure



Teaching and Learning in Africa in the Context of the SDG4 and CESA 2016-25


i. Globalisation and education in Africa

ii. Professionalization of teaching in Africa: Themes and perspectives

iii. Professional standards for teachers and school leaders: Issues and way forward

iv. Prospect of African teacher professional standards

v. On-going teacher professional development: Policies and practices

vi. Pre-service teacher education: Quality assurance issues vii. Teacher training, working and living conditions in African countries

viii. Teacher mobility/Teachers without borders

ix. Teacher professionalism networks and mutual benefits

x. Learning Assessment: Models and international comparison

xi. Open and Distance Learning (ODL): Theories and Cases

xii. The integration of educational technologies in teaching and learning xiii. Inclusive and equitable quality education for all

xiv. Lifelong learning opportunity for all

xv. Education for self-reliance and entrepreneurship

xvi. Socio-cultural and psychological dimensions of education in Africa

xvii. Closing the school-industry divide xviii. Teaching and learning in conflict-bound parts of Africa

xix. Terrorism, refugees and internally displaced persons: Implications for education

xx. Other relevant areas NOTE: SDG = Sustainable Development Goals CESA = Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025


Conference papers Empirical and theoretical papers are acceptable provided they follow APA writing style, maximum of 10 pages including references, one-and-half spacing, Times New Roman font, MS Word format, written in English or French language and full paper submitted by March 05, 2018 to the AFTRA Executive Director (

Authors shall get feedback by March 15, 2018 and pay a fee of 50 USD (per paper) by March 25, 2018 for publication of their papers in edited conference proceedings.

Conference and Roundtable Registration Participants and delegates should register in advance for the Conference and Roundtable by sending their names, designation, organisation, physical address, email address and phone numbers to the AFTRA Executive Director ( They will then receive official invitation and pay their conference fee of 300 USD (early bird) latest March 31st, 2018 or 350 USD (at the conference venue).

Name of account: Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities

Account No.: 1147464383

Name of branch: Nedbank South Africa

Branch code: 198765

Swift code: NEDSZAJ

Visa, Hotel Booking and Logistics For visa (where there are challenges), hotel booking and country information, please contact Ibrahim Dahiru Roni, Director, Professional Operations Department, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, 12 Oda Crescent, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja, Mobile: +234 703 612 9089,



 Mr Mabutho Cele, Chairperson, South African Council for Educators

 Dr. Ebby Mubanga, AFTRA Secretary General & Registrar, Teaching Council of Zambia

 Professor Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar/CEO, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria



Professor Steve Nwokeocha, F.

AFTRA Executive Director Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities Offices: Abuja, Nigeria; Centurion, South Africa & Lusaka, Zambia Email: