The Conference of Ministers of Education of States and Governments of the Francophonie CONFEMEN (PASEC) organized this Monday, December 21, 2020 the official launch of the international report of the Programme of Analysis of Educational Systems, PASEC 2019 in Dakar at the King Fahd Palace hotel. An opportunity to honour the Senegalese Head of State Macky Sall, sponsor of this edition, for the many efforts made in the field of education since his election in 2012.
The Senegalese President welcomed the award and posted a message on his Twitter account “I gladly accept the Diploma of Recognition for my commitment to education, awarded by CONFEMEN. Admittedly, I see this as an acknowledgement of efforts already made, but above all an encouragement to continue these efforts, because so many challenges remain.”
It should be noted that the data in the report were collected from pupils from the beginning to the end of primary school, including their trainers, teachers and school principals. Thus, at the end of this survey among the different actors of education, a report “PASEC 2019” will be produced for each of the 14 participating countries. The return of these international reports is planned for 2021.
The PASEC aims to inform about the evolution of the performance of education systems, in order to assist in the development and monitoring of education policies. PASEC 2019 should provide the opportunity for CONFEMEN to formally present the results to education actors and partners at the international level and to share with the educational community ideas and strategic orientations. It will also be a pretext to collect the contributions of actors on the improvement of educational achievements in francophone countries in general and in sub-Saharan African countries in particular.
As a reminder, the CONFEMEN Education Systems Analysis Programme (PASEC) was spearheaded by the first World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, Thailand, in March 1990. The basis for the programme was laid at the end of the 42nd ministerial session of the CONFEMEN held in Bamako, the Malian capital, in July of the same year. The French-speaking ministers then began a reflection that the character of the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of education should not only be inseparable but also be recognized in the efforts for universal schooling.