Official Launch of the ADEA’s Inter-Country Quality Node on Secondary Education (ICQN-SE)

9 March 2021
09:00am to 11:00am GMT

Photo: Ministry of Basic Education - Botswana

The Ministry of Basic Education in Botswana (MOBE) in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) will conduct a virtual launch of the Inter-Country Quality Node on Secondary Education (ICQN-SE) on Tuesday, 9th March 2021, from 11:00am to 1:00pm Botswana time (GMT+2). The launch is geared towards raising awareness and publicising the ICQN-SE. Invited participants will include African Ministers of Education, ADEA Secretariat members, Ministry of Basic Education officials, Parliament officials, and representatives from the Mastercard Foundation, Academia and other institutions focused on secondary education.

Objectives of the launch

The objectives of the launch are to:

  1. Creating awareness and publicity for the ICQN-SE
  2. Presenting the latest transformation strides on reforms: “Outcome Based Education and its associated pathways” by the host country (Botswana)
  3. Signing of the MoU between MOBE and ADEA

Expected results

The launch is expected to yield the following deliverables:

  1. Increased visibility of the ICQN-SE
  2. Strengthened partnerships and commitment
  3. Laid down activities, roles and functions of the ICQN-SE 
  4. Detailed guidelines related to the Strategic Framework (2020-2025) of the ICQN-SE​


Draft Agenda


Director of the Proceedings


Mr. Ndondo Koolese, Director, Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana

Opening Prayer


Dr. Spar Mathews

Introduction of Dignitaries


Mr. Simon Coles, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Regional Operations, Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana

Welcome Remarks


Hon. Nnaniki Wilhemina Makwinja, Assistant Minister for Basic Education, Botswana

ADEA Remarks


Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, Executive Secretary, ADEA

Core of the Event

Brief Remarks by Mastercard Foundation


James McIntyre, Program Lead, Education and Skills - West, Central and North Africa, Mastercard Foundation

Presentation by ADEA ICQN on Secondary Education


Mr. Mogomotsi Ramatlala, Coordinator, ICQN-SE

Interventions by Ministers/Representatives



Remarks by Strategic Partners in attendance


Questions and Answers session 


Presentation by the Ministry of Basic Education (Botswana) on the Education Reforms “Outcome Based Education and Career Pathways” and Formal Launch of the ICQN-SE


Hon. Fidelis M. Molao, Minister for Basic Education, Botswana

Closing Remarks


Ms. Bridget Poppy John, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana

Closing Prayer


Dr. Spar Mathews