Membership, Governance & Management
SEACMEQ’s policy and programme is set by the SEACMEQ Assembly of Ministers, which is the Governing Council for the consortium. The 16 Ministers of Education of the participating school systems are members of this Assembly. A rotating Chairmanship heads the SEACMEQ Assembly of Ministers which meets biannually. The current Chairperson of the SEACMEQ Assembly is Hon. Mr Bagalatia Arone, Minister of Basic Education, Botswana. The set policies are implemented through a number of committees and coordinated by the consortium secretariat based in Gaborone Botswana. SEACMEQ secretariat is known as the SEACMEQ Co-ordinating Centre (SCC).
The SEACMEQ Managing Committee is responsible for coordinating the details of SEACMEQ’s administration and finance. The committee consists of five Ministers of Education that are elected by the SEACMEQ Assembly of Ministers for a two-year period. Constitutionally, Zimbabwe's Education Permanent Secretary sits in the Committee as an ex-officio member. Current elected members of the Committee are the Ministers of Education from South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, and Tanzania (mainland). A rotating Chairman heads the SEACMEQ Managing Committee, which meets annually. The current SEACMEQ Managing Committee members are:
The SEACMEQ Research Committee
In line with Article IX, 1, (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) of the Constitution of the SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre, the SEACMEQ Research Committee has the key advisory role to ensure the highest quality of the results of the research activities. Particularly, the SEACMEQ Research Committee:
i. Advises the SEACMEQ Managing Committee (SMC) on all SEACMEQ research and training projects;
ii. Presents recommendations concerning the SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC) annual plan of activities and budget to the SEACMEQ Managing Committee (SMC);
iii. Provides advice concerning matters of SEACMEQ policies and programmes to the SEACMEQ Assembly of Ministers (SAM) and Managing Committee (SMC);
iv. Provides advice on technical issues to the SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC);
v. Analyses documents on the results of the research activities and provide advice to the SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC);
vi. Validates the process and results of the research activities;
vii. Compiles technical documentation for all past SEACMEQ Studies
viii. Ensures that the best technical standards are respected;
ix. Supports the SEACMEQ Coordinating Centre (SCC) in the selection of the most appropriate institutions/experts in case a considerable part of the activities of the research will be outsourcedhairman.
The current SEACMEQ Research Committee members are:
iv. Considers or acts upon advice from the SEACMEQ Research Committee SRC);
Coordination of in Country Activities
All SEACMEQ activities within a country are coordinated by National Research Coordinators. The SEACMEQ National Research Co-ordinators (NRCs) and their deputies are appointed by their respective Ministers of Education. They receive general and technical support from the SCC and the SEACMEQ Research Committee.