The Council of Ministers examines the draft decree on the general framework for the organization of quality assurance in higher education establishments

1. The Council of Ministers met this Friday, September 23, 2022 under the chairmanship of His Excellency Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, President of the
2. The council examined two (02) draft decrees and listened to three (03) communications.
I. Under the draft decrees,
3. The council examined in second reading the draft decree approving the policy document for the textile and clothing industry in Togo, 2020-2030.
4. This policy emphasizes the strengthening of the spinning, weaving, knitting and tailoring links and provides for incentive and innovative measures (fiscal, social,
environmental, etc.) for the attraction of investors and the sustainable development of the textile and clothing industry.

5. As part of the vision developed by the government roadmap, it will make it possible to strengthen our country’s attractiveness to investors in order to
locally transform the cotton produced in Togo.
6. The council then examined in first reading the draft decree on the general framework for the organization of quality assurance in establishments
of higher education, research and innovation centers or bodies.
7. The study of this text will be continued at a future session of the Council of Ministers.

A view of the members of the Council of Ministers.

II. With regard to communications,
8. The council listened to a communication relating to the operationalization of the Polytechnic School of Lomé; presented by the Minister of Higher Education and
of research.
9. The Polytechnic School of Lomé (EPL) is a merger of the National Higher School of Engineers (ENSI) and the Computer and Computing Center (CIC), in compliance with the
requirements and international standards of major engineering schools.
10. Its mission is to offer training in the vocational license, master-engineer and doctorate courses, as well as dual master-engineer degrees
and doctor-engineer with international partners.
11. This merger makes it possible to integrate, in a coherent structure and under the same governance, different technical branches of training for field engineers
at different grades for the industrial development needs of our country, with a view to contributing to the knowledge economy at the national level and playing the role
lever for the industrial development of Togo.

12. The board instructed that additional information be communicated on this project.
13. The council then listened to a second communication relating to the friendly and working visit of the Burkinabé ministers in charge of transport and trade in Lomé; presented by the Minister of Road, Air and Rail Transport.
14. This visit by a Burkinabè ministerial delegation which took place in Lomé from August 31 to September 02, 2022 is part of maintaining the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Togolese corridor, in accordance with the roadmap government 2020-2025 through the ambition to assert Togo’s place as a logistics and services hub.
15. The Council congratulated the two parties for the quality of the exchanges and encouraged them to pursue them in the interest of strengthening regional integration and the prosperity of the two countries.
16. Council listened to a final communication relating to the fifth general population and housing census in Togo; presented by the Minister Counselor of the
President of the Republic
17. The purpose of this communication is to report to the council on the progress of the activities of the fifth general census of population and housing (RGPH-5) in progress after that of 2010.
18. The population count phase will be held from October 23 to November 12, 2022 throughout the territory. It will make it possible to collect essential data for the planning and monitoring-evaluation of development policies, programs and projects in our country.

19. The Board congratulated all the stakeholders and encouraged the population to massively support the operations that will be launched within this framework.
III. Under miscellaneous,
20. The Board heard a report from the Minister responsible for primary and secondary education on the preparation for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
21. This report shows the smooth running of the start of the academic year, which took effect on September 19, 2022 as a prelude to the start of the academic year scheduled for Monday.
September 26, 2022.
22. In addition, in order to continue to meet the challenges of increasing the number of staff, the results of the teacher recruitment competition have been announced. Thus, more than three thousand additional teachers will come to reinforce the teams from the start of the school year.
23. Finally, instructions were reiterated so that the measures to protect purchasing power taken recently by the Head of State, His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, are effective in strengthening the climate of serenity that prevails in the sector. .
24. The Board took this opportunity to extend its encouragement to the entire educational community (parents, teachers, students) for their resilience and wish them a good start to school.

Done in Lomé, September 23, 2022
The Council of Ministers

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