Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality

Members of SACMEQ

15 ministries of education and the IIEP:

Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania (Mainland), Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The SACMEQ web site


The website provides information for outsiders but also acts as an exchange tool for members.
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Ministries of education have joined together to improve the quality of education

SACMEQ is a collaborative network of 15 ministries of education, launched in 1995.

Conducting educational policy research that can be used by decision-makers

SACMEQ activities include project design, training, computer-based data analyses, data archive production, and dissemination of research results.

A co-operative structure

SACMEQ's Co-coordinating Center is located within IIEP. It has a Co-coordinator and operates under the overall guidance of a Managing Committee chaired by Seychelles' Minister for Education.
Its work has three main features:

  • ministries of education define the scope and structure of research and training programmes,
  • programmes function as co-operative ventures that are focused on long-term capacity building,
  • SACMEQ provides useful and feasible research-based advice on high-priority educational policy issues.

The SACMEQ Assembly of Ministers is chaired by the Mnister of Education in Uganda.