African Education Festival, Johannesburg 2020

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Johannesburg is currently hosting a major educational event: The IB African Education Festival. The conference theme “Leading and learning in the 21st century” is designed for heads of schools, educational leaders, policy makers in the region. For two days (February 27th and 28th 2020), conferences, workshops, sessions will focus on the current education challenges and opportunities of the continent. 

The Enko Education team will be present to represent our unique network of African international schools. Ariane Baer-Harper, Senegal Country Manager, will lead a session on the theme of “Leading Across Cultures to Build a School Community of Trust” and Olguita Vazquez, Head of School at Enko Riverside Campus, in Mozambique will speak about “Inspiring and Developing teacher and student leadership: Schools, classrooms, and beyond”. All our 15 Head of Schools will attend the Conference and proudly represent Enko Education!! 

Education is a real stake in the African continent, that sees more and more education stakeholders emerge. Enko Education enables students from African middle-class families  to have access to international curricula recognized in universities across the globe. The first school in Africa offered an IB programme in 1977 in Tanzania, and today there are 148 IB programmes offered by 121 schools in 33 countries across the continent. And Enko Education is the largest network of IB schools in Africa! 

IB is the best programme to address educational challenges in Africa. It can positively impact university admission and enables students to fully develop and to blossom pedagogically and personally thanks to an innovative teaching method. 

About the IB: The International Baccalaureate was created in 1968 in Switzerland to offer high-level standardized courses for students aged 16 to 19. Nowadays, there are IB schools in 156 countries and IB is one of the most prestigious and innovative secondary education diploma. 


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