Pradhan meets counterparts from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Mauritius and urges strengthening of ties in the field of education.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Ghana . The ministers from Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Ghana are in India to participate in the UNESCO-India Africa Hackathon, which is currently underway .

On Thursday, November 24, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a series of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.The Union Education Minister called for greater cooperation in education and skill development at the bilateral sessions.The ministers from Mauritius, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Ghana are in India to participate in the UNESCO-India Africa Hackathon, which is currently underway.Mr Pradhan said that India and Mauritius are united by geography, history, culture, language, and the Indian Ocean, during his meeting with Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun.

India is continuing to work with Mauritius to improve its education and skill development programs, he said.Education Minister Pradhan said that India will be privileged to partner with Mauritius to develop it into a knowledge and skills hub for Africa and South-east Asia, according to an official release.Both nations agreed to work in tandem to further deepen our contributions in the knowledge sector and also strengthen our alliance.Mr Pradhan said that India is pleased to support Tanzania with the IIT initiative during his meeting with Zanzibar Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Lela Muhamed Mussa.

He listed the essential support required for the project's completion, as well as India's desire to establish a 21st century training center in Zanzibar.Mr Pradhan and Raymore Machingura, Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, and Technology Development, Zimbabwe, spoke about strengthening cooperation in education and skills development.Both India and Africa have similar aspirations and goals in common.Mr Pradhan suggested that India and Zimbabwe form a joint working group on education, training, and capacity building.

Both Ministers committed to extending our engagements from school to research in order to achieve common prosperity and growth.John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education, Ghana, met with Mr Pradhan and suggested that from preschool to post-school, India and Ghana should work together to achieve common goals.

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