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S. Korea, UNESCO to support vocational education in 5 African countries

All Headlines 10:24 December 11, 2017

SEJONG, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a ceremony on Monday to mark their implementation of a project to support technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in five African countries, the Ministry of Education said.

The five-year project, known as Better Education for Africa's Rise II (BEAR II), which started in 2017, supports the five countries -- Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda -- in improving the relevance, quality and perception of their TVET systems.

During the remaining four-year period, South Korea will help the countries develop curriculums and textbooks of middle and high schools tailored for each country's technical and vocational education.

The project will support, for example, Kenya's environmental technology industry and Madagascar's textiles industry through improved TVET systems.

Under the project, South Korea will invite African education officials to the country for training, workshops and contests of skill.

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