Distance Education and Teachers' Training in Africa (DETA) Conference

Posted on March 15, 2021

The Distance Education and Teachers' Training in Africa (DETA) Conference is an Africa-specific biennial conference initiated by the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2005. The conference was borne out of the necessity to create a unique platform for all faculties of education to share knowledge and deliberate on educational issues as they affect Africa. DETA’s major objectives are to contribute to the debate on teacher training in Africa and to build capacity for the delivery of teacher training programmes in Africa.

The journey so far…

DETA 2005 – University of Pretoria, South Africa.

DETA 2007 – Makerere University, Uganda

DETA 2009 – University of Cape Coast, Ghana

DETA 2011 – Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

DETA 2013 – University of Nairobi, Kenya

DETA 2015 – Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius

DETA 2017 – College of Education, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

DETA 2019 – University of Lagos, Nigeria


These conferences have attracted more than 170 educationists from more than 20 African countries.

The DETA 2021 virtual conference will be hosted by the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Further announcements will be made in due course.

Published by Thabo Masenamela

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