Improving capacity of teacher training institutes

ECOPER has collaborated with Ockham IPS to evaluate Phase II of the UNESCO– CFIT project ‘Improving Quality Teacher Education in a selected number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa’. The evaluation involved an online survey and a large number of interviews conducted with stakeholders. ECOPER conducted field missions to two project countries, Congo and Togo, in order to collect a data and gain a better understanding of the intervention and its results.

The CFIT II project, funded by the Chinese government, had the core aim of improving the capacities of teacher training institutes (TTIs) to provide quality programmes, therefore increasing the supply of properly trained teachers. It also sought to support the TTIs in the areas of continuous professional development, ICT skills development and knowledge sharing networks. Active in ten Sub-Saharan countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Namibia, Congo, DR Congo, Liberia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia – Phase II of project ran from 2017 to 2018, with two more countries, Togo and Zambia, having been added to the eight beneficiaries from Phase I.