Malawi will host the first summit of the Committee of Ten Heads of State 10 (C10) under the theme “Championing education, science and technology in Africa.”
The summit will take place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) from 2-3 November and will be chaired by President Peter Mutharika as second vice president of the committee.
Speaking during a press briefing today, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka said Malawi is privileged to host the first C10 meeting.
Msaka added that the committee was selected in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to promote science and innovation and build a better Africa by 2063.
“Education is the only way to make Africa an independent continent and utilise its natural resources. It is not about policies but to make sure that we have high standards of education,” he said.
The minister went on to say that government wants to put education at the centre of development by ensuring that every citizen is educated.
In her remarks, Head of Education Division at African Union Commission Beatrice Khamati Njenga said low quality education and the unavailability of research on education is lowering Africans’ capabilities.
Njenga added that citizens have the responsibility of holding their government accountable in terms of education.
She also said that Africa Union is trying its best to boost education in Africa.
Heads of states and representatives from Senegal, Sierra Leon, Egypt, Tunisia, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, Chad and Gabon. Will attend the summit.