Online Educa 08 – Joseph Pierre Ndiay

Joseph Pierre Ndiaye, Permanent Sec to Minister of Education in Senegal – host of Online Africa 20009Presentation in French with subtitlesSenegal faces a range of problems but education is seen as a vital motor for economic development. Senegal is now devoting 40 % of resources (?) towards education. They feel that they need to consider ever changing techniques to assist education especially in the more remote areas. This is the reason why they are adopting e-learning approaches so widely. The government is committed to turning itself into an e-government and empowering its citizens with ICT. M Ndiaye outlined the policy approaches to encourage ICT in education and also highlighted trans national approaches in Africa. Not surprisingly Microsoft is now a key state partner in this process