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 African countries. The assessments were …