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No education is possible without an adequate number of qualified and motivated teachers

No Education for All without Teachers for All

The Oslo Declaration - an outcome of the Eighth Meeting of the High Level Group on Education for All (EFA) held in Oslo (Norway) in December 2008 - endorsed the creation of an International Task Force on Teachers for EFA.  The Task Force is a voluntary global alliance and the only international platform of EFA partners working together to address the ‘teacher gap’, that is, the acute shortage of qualified teachers required to achieve Universal Primary Education (UPE) by 2015, as well as quality education for all.

A sufficient number of a qualified teaching force is one of the key factors to ensure the success of these international education-related initiatives. However, there is a dire shortage of teachers in the world today. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) estimates that between 2010 and 2015, 114 countries will need to create a total of at least 1.7 million new teacher posts to ensure quality primary education for all children. Almost six out of every ten additional teachers are needed in sub-Saharan Africa (993,000). Overall, 6.8 million teachers would have to be recruited by 2015 in order to supply the current needed workforce to replace those who are retiring or leaving classrooms.

missionYou can find details on the various pages of our Website and for further information, please contact the Secretariat of the Task Force, located within UNESCO :

7, place de Fontenoy
75732 - Paris - France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 45 68 05 43
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Teachers Task Force For EFA

7, place de Fontenoy
75732 - Paris - France

Phone:  +33 (0) 1 45 68 05 43
Fax:  +33 (0) 1 45 68 56 26
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