Agenda Debate

We organize education debates among key aspirants at all level of governance.

We organise education debates among key aspirants at all level of governance. In February 2019, we made history by organising the first Education Agenda Presidential Debate in Nigeria having the major candidates and key education stakeholders in attendance

Across the communities of Africa, we all cry out about the rot in our education system everyday but how come despite organizing and showcasing a significant number of debates for leading parties and candidates, we have never had a clear-cut debate of note on education?

Finding the answer to this question birthed the Education Agenda Debate – a platform for public office aspirants to share their education manifestoes with the people.

Edu Revamp Africa Foundation conducted a thorough research to answer some of the questions below: 

  • Has the debate on education been substantive? Nope. 
  • Do candidates often offer a vision for education where the moderators press them for one? Nope. 
  • Has anyone articulated that education is foundational to systemically solving key issues such as national security, economic development and viability, or poverty? Nope.
  • Have we heard how in a global, interconnected world we need to transform our system to not only remain competitive but lead? Nope.

Sadly, the answers were all negative across board and needs our intervention. The issues of the moment are obviously pressing and consuming. Without a robust vision for education in the countries of Africa, the bedrock for our children’s well-being, our collective future is, at best, unclear and at worst, perilous. Education is the foundation for our continental transformation. 

We can reform education with solid governance framework because:

Whatever else can be said about education, it is this – it is political. 
Politicians and politics exert a powerful influence in determining:
What is taught;
How it is taught;
To whom it is taught; and
By whom it is taught.

Across the communities of Africa, we all cry out about the rot in our education system everyday but how come despite been through a significant number of debates for leading parties and candidates, we have never had a clear cut debate of note on education?

Finding answer to this question birthed the Education Agenda Debate – a platform for public office aspirants to share their education manifestoes to the people.

Edu Revamp Africa Foundation conducted a thorough research to answer some of the questions below:

  • Has the debate on education been substantive? Nope.
  • Do candidates often offer a vision for education where the moderators press them for one? Nope.
  • Has anyone articulated that education is foundational to systemically solving key issues such as national security, economic development and viability, or poverty? Nope.
  • Have we heard how in a global, interconnected world we need to transform our system to not only remain competitive but lead? Nope.

Sadly, the answers were all negative across board and needs our intervention. The issues of the moment are obviously pressing and consuming. Without a robust vision for education in the countries of Africa, the bedrock for our children’s well-being, our collective future is, at best, unclear and at worst, perilous. Education is the foundation for our continental transformation.

We can reform education with solid governance framework because:

Whatever else can be said about education, it is this – it is political.
Politicians and politics exert a powerful influence in determining:
What is taught;
How it is taught;
To whom it is taught; and
By whom it is taught.