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Educational Transformation in Namibia

Over fifty guests gathered at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster, London on Thursday, 26th May 2016 to hear Hon Professor Peter H Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia and Founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia and Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo, Deputy Minister of Education talk about education reform in Namibia over the past twenty five years.


An Evening with the Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes PC

Politics, The Commonwealth and The Future of Education after Compulsory Schooling

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016 | Time: 17:45 to 19:00, followed by a network reception with refreshments from 19:00 to 19:45

Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster

Simon Hughes was one of the three Parliamentary Chairs of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth from 1989 to 2015 when he lost his Parliamentary seat. He succeeded David Alton (Liberal Democrat) as our Chair and has now been succeeded in turn by Mark Williams, the LD Member for Ceredigion.


Annual Conference 2016

Higher education and the challenge of the youth bulge for the Commonwealth: whither access and equity?

Date: 16 June 2016 | Time: 10:45 – 15:30 | Venue: The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1 A2BN

This year’s Annual Conference will focus on the growing crisis in higher education provision across many Commonwealth countries, as countries struggle to meet the demand of the ever-increasing number of young people exiting secondary schools. The key areas that will be explored in relation to the challenges of access and equity include:

  • Alternative approaches to delivery
  • The employability of graduates
  • Maintaining quality assurance
  • Affordability and financing
  • The growth of the private sector
  • Open education resources, including MOOCs
  • The potential of international partnerships