Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, The Gambia
Claudiana Cole was appointed as Minister of Basic and Secondary Education for The Gambia in February 2017. Prior to this appointment, she worked as the Regional Education Director for two different regions. Claudiana was also head of the Girls’ Education Unit at the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education from 2004 to 2005, and she participated in the Forum for African Women Educationalists – The Gambia Chapter, assisting the co-ordinator in implementing the chapter’s program to promote girls’ and women’s educational development. Alongside this experience, she has worked as a teacher and as the headmistress of two schools in The Gambia. Claudiana holds a Bachelor of Philosophy, and a Master of Education, in Educational Management from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.