The Passing of Dr. Henry Langazye Kaluba

It is with great sadness that we are informing you of the passing of Dr. Henry Kaluba, the former coordinator of the ADEA WG on the Teaching Profession (WGTP) between 1993 and 2003. Henry passed away on 10 July 2013 at his home in London. The funeral service will take place in London on Monday 22nd July.

A native of Zambia, Henry began his career as lecturer at the School of Education of the University of Zambia in 1980. He then joined the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1993 where one of his tasks, as Chief Program Officer, was to coordinate the ADEA WG on the Teaching Profession. Henry was instrumental in making the ADEA WGTP a key catalyst for many reforms pertaining to teacher management and support issues in Africa. He successfully negotiated the establishment of Teacher Management and Support (TMS) country working groups in 15 African ministries of education to address issues and problems affecting the teaching profession in Africa. He also led a successful Teacher Management and Support country action plan development program in those countries. To support teacher management and support issues in Southern Africa Henry established a Forum for Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Education in Southern Africa. Under his leadership, the WGTP produced key reference and training materials for the teaching profession in Africa such as  the Legal Framework of Teacher Management; Creating a Professional Teaching Service; and Self-Evaluation: A Path to Better Schools; Developing a Professional Teaching Service; Setting Staffing Standards; Turning Tables on Teacher Management; School Inspectors Training Manuals. Before leaving the coordination of the WGTP in 2003, Henry successfully oversaw the merger of the two sections of the WGTP (Anglophone and Francophone).

The passing of Henry is a great loss for the ADEA family but his legacy will remain with us and will continue serving educational development in Africa.

Kindest regards,

Executive Secretary of ADEA