The heads of state from Francophonie member countries, met 26 and 27 November 2016 in Antananarivo, on the occasion of the 15th Francophonie Summit and signed a strong declaration against the privatisation of education and for a quality education for everyone. They reiterated their commitment to a free, quality public education and called on their peers to take measures to promote effective institutional regulatory devices for private education operators in order to guarantee the quality and fairness of education services.
The declaration calls for an increase in the number of qualified teachers which constitutes “a means of promoting academic success and giving a greater number of young people access to knowledge.”
Access to healthcare is alsoidentified as an answer to poverty and a prerequisite for peace and inclusive economic growth. The declaration is available in its entirety here.