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