SACMEQ III Study Organization

Study director(s)

The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) – Dr. Demus Makuwa

Institutions and their responsibilities

SACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC)

  • Comprises the SACMEQ secretariat
  • Manages daily operational activities
  • Provides administrative and technical support for the SACMEQ National Research Coordinators (NRCs) and their deputies
  • Works with partners to obtain funding for the cross-national cooperative components of SACMEQ’s research and training programs
  • Implements policies through a number of committees


SACMEQ Managing Committee

  • Consists of five ministers of education that are elected by the SACMEQ Assembly of Ministers for a two-year period
  • Coordinates the details of SACMEQ’s administration and finance


SACMEQ Scientific Committee

  • Consists of a number of experts (professors, former and current NRCs) recommended by the SCC and appointed by the SACMEQ Assembly of Ministers
  • Provides training and technical support and advice to the SACMEQ Coordinating Centre as well as to the NRCs


Steering Committees

  • National committees which consist of a number of high-ranking officials from the countries’ ministries of education
  • Oversee the country operations of each SACMEQ member
  • Oversees the work of the NRCs and their teams


SACMEQ national research coordinators (NRCs)

Coordinate all country-level SACMEQ activities



Plot 4775 Notwane Road


Tel.: +267 3552055

Fax: +267 3184535


Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Editor: SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC)
  • Authors (based on study documents)
    • Umut Atasever, Research Analyst and Sampling Expert, IEA Hamburg
    • Abiton Omatsone, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg