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Conference aims to boost BME education recruitment

10/02/2010 Joanna
Black and ethnic minority (BME) teachers are the target of an education recruitment conference being held in the North-West of England.

The Black and Minority Recruitment and Retention Conference in Liverpool is the first event of its kind to take place in the country and follows a series of recommendations made by the Merseyside Black and Minority Ethnic Steering Group (MBMESG).

Amina Ismail, conference organiser, told Click Liverpool: "It is important that young people are educated and inspired by teachers that reflect the communities that they come from."

MBMESG is a coalition of teacher training institutes based in the North-West, including Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, Edge Hill University, the University of Chester and the Merseyside and Cheshire Graduate Teacher Programme Consortium.

The Black and Minority Recruitment and Retention Conference is taking place today (Wednesday) at Liverpool Hope University.ADNFCR-2164-ID-19609019-ADNFCR
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