Important Announcement

and other international leaders at AFTRA Conference in Abuja, May 14-18, 2018.

African Ministers of Education, AFTRA, African Union, UNESCO

and other international leaders at AFTRA Conference in Abuja, May 14-18, 2018.

AFTRA, the intergovernmental organisation for the regulation of teaching in Africa, invites all stakeholders to its 8th Conference, 10th Roundtable and 10 Years Anniversary in Maseru, Lesotho, May 13- 18, 2019. AFTRA draws its membership from the 55 African countries, their ministries of education, statutory national agencies regulating the teaching profession, universities and colleges of education, national teachers unions, and civil society organisations in education. AFTRA also has technical partnership with the African Union, UNESCO-IICBA, Education International and membership of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 and International Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA The Conference therefore brings together these strategic blocs to interface with the ministers of education and other top government functionaries, teachers,learners, information communication and technology experts and other critical stakeholders to brainstorm and chart way forward for education in Africa.

Minister of Education and Training, Lesotho

The Ministry of Education and Training and Teaching Council of Lesotho

Manthabiseng Convention Centre, Maseru, Lesotho

May 13: Arrival
May 14-15: AFTRA 10th Anniversary & 8th Conference
May 16: Morning: Meeting of African Union CESA Teacher Development Cluster;
Afternoon: Tour of Lesotho; Evening: Cultural gala by host government.
May 17: 10th AFTRA Roundtable (For AFTRA member organisations only)
May 18: Departure


• Education and global competiveness
• SDG4-Education in all its ramifications
• AU Agenda 2063 & Continental Education Strategy for Africa: Implications and strategies
• Right to education: Progress report and best practices
• Addressing the teacher gap
• Professional teaching standards: Continental frameworks
• Teacher education: Continental curricular and quality frameworks
• Educational leadership: Instructional and curriculum leadership
• Teacher mobility: Challenges and prospects of an African protocol
• Teacher qualification, registration and licensure
• On-going professional development: Cases and best practices
• Teacher working conditions and motivation
• Teacher safety
• Learner abuse and safety
• Learning assessment: Models and international comparison
• Open and Distance Learning (ODL): Theories and cases
• Advances in educational technologies
• Teaching and learning in conflict-prone areas of Africa
• Terrorism, refugees and internally displaced persons: Educational implications
• Education of persons with special needs
• Other relevant sub-themes

Submission of 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 size 12, MS Word format, written in English or French language. Submit only full paper not later than March 05, 2019 to Fatouma Mohamed Ali ( and copy Kelechi Anselem-Okorie ( Papers MUST be submitted with evidence of payment of 50 USD (per paper) for vetting and publication in the edited 2019 conference proceedings. After the conference, high quality papers shall be peer-reviewed for publication in the 2019 AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Journal.

Conference Registration

Interested participants shall pay a conference fee of 300 USD BEFORE the conference. To receive an invitation letter to the conference, please send evidence of payment and personal details (name, designation, organisation, email and phone numbers) to Fatouma Mohamed Ali ( and copy Kelechi Anselem-Okorie (

ALL PAYMENTS shall be made to:
(1) AFTRA USD ACCOUNT (South Africa)
Name of account: Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities
Account No.: 1147464383
Name of branch: Nedbank South Africa
Branch code: 198765
Swift code: NEDSZAJ
Following statutory updating of bank records and transition of AFTRA from Forum to Federation, AFTRA US Dollar Bank Account in Abuja, Nigeria now has the following updated details:
Bank Name: First Bank Nigeria Plc.
Bank Street Address: Plot 777, Mohammed Buhari Way, Central Business District
City: Abuja
Country: Nigeria
Account Name: Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities
Account No: 2033683427
Sort Code: 011150000
Swift Code: FBNINGLA

Invited participants who require visa should forward their invitation letter and data page of their international passport to any of the following officers of the Local Organising Committee:

• Phaee Monaheng Mariti,, +266 63003367
• Motsamai Motsamai,, +266 58463111
• Ishmael Sefeane,, +266 5624 9036 Ministry of Education and Training, Maseru, Lesotho.

• Mr Mabutho Cele, AFTRA President & Chairperson, South African Council for Educators
• Dr. Ebby Mubanga, AFTRA Secretary General & Registrar, Teaching Council of Zambia
• Professor Josiah Ajiboye, AFTRA Deputy President & Registrar/CEO, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

Prof Steve Nwokeocha, FNIM, FIMC, FCoT (UK), F.AFTRA
AFTRA Executive Director