AERN was founded in 1992 by a group of US
and African universities meeting on the campus of Clark Atlanta
University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a non-profit making network
dedicated solely to the dissemination of information on Africa.
Since no part of the world can live in isolation, we try to link our
resources to cover other parts of the world. To that end, the main
projects of AERN include the
SYMPOSIUM, our on-line African Educational Research Journal and
a variety of other activities to promote and support African-based
Submitted by Dr. David Adewuyi, June 2011:
The implementation of the decisions reached at
the October 18, 2010 Ohio University mini-summit has started on a
very impressive note. To refresh our memories, the decisions are:
of AERN will be one-time payment of US$100. Members will have
the benefit of attending and presenting papers at AERN summits,
and publishing original research articles in
The African Symposium.
Management institutions of AERN in USA and
Africa will contribute at least
US$2,500 each to the coffers of the Network for administrative
and logistic operations of the Secretariat.
(that is, institutions other than the
management institutions) will contribute at least US$1,000.
These institutions will have free access to archival materials
on AERN website.
I am happy to report that at the
time of going to press, some management institutions, including
Virginia Union University, Ohio University, University of Swaziland,
and Uganda Martyrs University, have paid their dues either in part
or in full. Other management institutions are already negotiating
with their authorities to remit their contributions. Ten faculty
members from Federal College of Education, Kano, Nigeria, each sent
in US$100 and their names have already been added to the list serve
of the Network. The contributions are kept in an account set up at
the Secretariat. Other institutions yet to contribute and
individuals interested in contributing should contact the Managing
for information on remittance.
AERN was established in 1992.
The AERN Secretariat is contemplating celebrating the 20 year
anniversary of the Network in 2012. An organizing and implementation
committee, with members from USA and Africa, will soon be
inaugurated to commence planning for the event. Individual members,
AERN institutions in USA and Africa will be actively engaged in the
event; the more reason why those who have not paid should do so
immediately, so as to take advantage of the incentives of membership
at the event.
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