Competency-based approach to technical and vocational education and training in Africa: study based on seven African countries: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa: synthesis report

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Agence française de développement

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IIEP-UNESCO Dakar and the IFEF have carried out a joint study on contextualizing and adapting the competency-based approach (CBA) in 7 African countries: South Africa, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, and Senegal. This study has identified good practices and their use for making the CBA more effective in TVET systems, as well as the difficulties encountered in introducing or sustaining this approach. Particular attention has been paid to identifying the turning points (positive or negative) that characterized the process for implementing the CBA, in order to draw the lessons learned from them. Based on the conclusions drawn from analysing the implementation in these 7 countries, the study makes recommendations for successfully adapting the CBA to the context of African countries.