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In an endeavor to promote a robust sense of cultural and national pride, the Minister of State in Charge of East African Community at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MINAFFET), Prof Manasseh Nshuti, initiated a dialogue with 140 young Rwandans from the diaspora. These youths come from countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. The discussion was on topics such as heritage, language, and patriotism.
Nigeria and other African countries have been urged to leverage youth power, culture, and creative economy for growth. According to business leaders, influential African creative, policy makers, digital champions, and leading entrepreneurs from diverse industries, who gathered in Lagos, at the weekend, agreed that it is high time for the region to look inward for its development by leveraging youths and others.
The director of the Arts Council has expressed concern that young people are not attending plays, art exhibitions and other cultural performances as often as before the pandemic.
An art syllabus that covers a wider range of media, topics and themes for deeper engagement and interdisciplinary learning will be introduced to primary school pupils from 2024.
A new global UNESCO report on technology in education highlights the lack of appropriate governance and regulation. Countries are urged to set their own terms for the way technology is designed and used in education so that it never replaces in-person, teacher-led instruction, and supports the shared objective of quality education for all.
This workshop promotes a culture of peace and intercultural coexistence, and involves the participation of young people in vulnerable situations, including those belonging to migrant populations.