They are said to have been working “for several months” to come up with a pastoral letter based on education in the West African country.
In the January 27 report, Archbishop Dogbo says that the objective of the pastoral letter, which is being developed through Diocesan meetings, aligns with the vision of the government, which he says “aims to promote an educational system capable of forming complete men and women and respectful and responsible citizens.”
The Local Ordinary of Korhogo Archdiocese who doubles as the President of CECCI further says that education should not be taken for granted and that it is “a great challenge that requires in-depth reflection”.
“The theme of education is a great challenge that requires in-depth reflection on the model of society that must be built, and on the means to achieve a good education, but it also puts the whole of man in it,” Archbishop Dogbo has been quoted as saying in the January 27 report.
Global partnership for Education (GPE) reports that the education system in Ivory Coast has been expanding rapidly since the country emerged from a prolonged period of conflicts in 2011.
GPE further reports that the West African country implemented a Transitional Education Plan (TEP) for the 2012–2014 period, extending its implementation through the 2015–2016 prior to the adoption of the new ten-year strategy.
According to the report, the ten-year Education and Training Sector Plan (Plan Sectoriel Education/Formation 2016–2025) was appraised in 2016, adopted by the government in May 2017 and endorsed by the development partners.
Among issues that the Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast are exploring in their ongoing Plenary Assembly that is expected to conclude on Sunday, January 30 is the Synod on Synodality process in their local Church.
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.
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