Education Crisis in Africa: School Yes, Learning No
All across Africa there are some 130 million children that are school-aged, but around 20 million of them will never go to school. What’s even more frustrating is that almost 40 million more of these children in Africa will go to school, but learn so little that they’re not likely to get into a better position than the kids who did receive no schooling at all. Consequently, the outlook for social development and economic growth in Africa is, sadly enough, desperate.
This analysis comes from the Brookings Center for Universal Education which developed the new ‘Africa Learning Barometer’ which is based on existing data that were used to create a fundamental learning assessment on the African Continent. The barometer offers great insights into the state of educational achievements in 28 sub-Saharan…
It was in 1992 that South Africans voted to put an end to the terrible system of “Apartheid”, and in 1996, a governmental commission came up with the idea that touristic developments could and should very well be used to support the social, environmental, and economic goals as laid out by South Africa’s government, and to develop and empower communities that previously were severely neglected.
The entire South African tourism industry has an estimated volume of some US$10 billion annually, which accounts for around 7% of the country’s GDP. South Africa’s government plan to let the tourism sector help alleviate poverty and develop under-privileged sectors of the South African society has recently received much attention from national and international agencies that are active in the world of tourism and development.
South Africa’s Alternative Education
The Minister of Education in South Africa has openly admitted that the school system in South Africa is in a state of utter crisis. The country doesn’t provide an educational system of reasonable quality for all its citizens, and it come as a surprise that several new initiatives are showing up, such as recently the GED test opt-in. There are more and more parents who choose to homeschool their kids to prepare them for the GED test. The GED test is a series of five sub-tests on the subject fields of writing, reading, science, social studies, and math.
Upon successful completion of the tests, students will receive the GED diploma, which is considered the equivalent to a regular US High School Diploma. Recent changes in the US have resulted in a four-test examination that is modular-formatted …
The Dutch East India Company (the VOC, the world’s first publicly owned corporation), set up an supply station and trading post on Table Bay’s gorgeous shores in the 17th century, but earlier, the surrounding Cape Flats were the San (Bushmen) and Khoi-Khoi’s hunting grounds for hippopotami and all sorts of other larger game. The region’s colonization, and the long-standing hospitality tradition of the Cape of Good Hope, made that sailors and weary explorers soon renamed it “The Tavern of the Seas”.
Today, the majestic sight of Table Mountain, and the hospitality of the region’s people, give visitors the same warm welcoming feeling that the strangers encountered all those many years way back. The looming rock formation is a stunning landmark that provides a fantastic decorum to the lively and beautiful “Mother City” of Cape Town.
The modern-day city of …
Uganda is a landlocked country found in East Africa. The country is bordered by Kenya to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, South Sudan to the north , Rwanda to the southwest and Tanzania to the south. Despite the fact that Uganda is a landlocked country, the country is blessed with diverse attractions which make a holiday in the country amongst the best safaris to ever take in Africa.
Uganda has a network of over 60 protected areas including ten national parks and its attractions include the beautiful scenery of the south western region, wildlife in her ten national parks and game reserve, birds of different types, cultural diversity among others.
There are several Safaris to Uganda’s and most trips focus on exploring the ten national parks within the country that have unique attractions. A visit to …
Of all of the world’s continents, Africa is the third largest. Africa counts 11,608,000 Square Miles, or 30,065,000 Square Km’s, and covers a little over twenty percent of the entire land area of out planet. The continent was possibly named Africa for the Afridi Tribe. They lived in the northern portions of Africa in the Carthage area, but there are more explanations. There’s also the theory that the name was derived from “aphrike”, a Greek word meaning “without cold”, or from “aprica”, the Latin word for “sunny”. Originally, the Romans used the word Africa to denote only the northern portion of the entire African continent.
When should I visit Africa?
Well, this really doesn’t matter so much.
Take a closer look at these considerations:
Across Africa, there are basically two ‘rainy’ seasons. We know the so-called “long rainy period” (March …