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45th SEAMEO council conference in Cebu, Philippines


The Annual 45th Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council Conference was held from January 26 – 29, 2010 in Cebu, the Philippines.



Attending the conference were more than 200 delegates who are Ministers of Education, High Officials from SEAMEO member countries, affiliate members, and international organizations. The delegation from Vietnam joining this event was led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education and Training, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan.


The SEAMEO Council Conference focuses on developing common policies in education and training, especially major activities for the region. High on the agenda were discussion and agreement on following issues: education for pre-school children, providing education to disadvantaged communities, integration of climate change in the school curriculum, harmonization of higher education in Southeast Asia, building capacity on maximizing the use of language in teaching, integration of ICT in teaching and learning, and strengthening visibility of SEAMEO, among others. Besides, bilateral meetings among delegations were held in the aim at promoting collaboration in regional countries.