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Friday, November 20, 2009

Primary school enrollment in Africa for girls

Primary school enrollment in Africa is among the lowest in the world. Limited funds and a lack of adequate teachers, classrooms, and learning materials adversely affect the educational environment throughout most of Africa.


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Primary school enrollment in Africa for girls


In Africa, girls account for a majority of the approximately 33 million primary school-aged children who are not enrolled in school. Educational programs emphasize relevant content, institutional capacity building, and the long-term sustainability of the partnerships between African institutions and American counterparts.

Six American universities that serve mainly minorities are collaborating with African Ministries of Education, universities, and various local nongovernmental organizations to develop and produce textbooks and learning materials that fulfill the priority needs of the host country's educational system. 

In 2009, sub-Saharan Africa was home to 21.6 million, or 30 percent, of all lower secondary school-age children who are out of school worldwide. Within the region, 40 percent of all lower secondary school-age girls and 33 percent of boys were out of school.

Out-of-school children in sub-Saharan

Female teachers in sub-Saharan Africa


The percentage of female teachers in primary schools varies widely: In Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa in 2007 around 78 percent of primary school teachers were women, compared to 33 percent in Comoros and 34 percent in Mozambique. In secondary school, 50 percent or more of the teachers were women in 6 out of 13 countries.

There are dreadful costs to not educating girls. In many countries, girls out of school will be more likely to become child brides, more vulnerable to diseases like HIV, and more likely to die young. If current trends in girl’s education continue, by 2050, low-income countries will lose $1.8 trillion US dollars. The number of female lives lost each year because of a failure to provide adequate access to quality education is a global crisis lead by Africa.

Africa has some of the world’s most glaring education inequalities. All too often, children who are born poor, female, or in rural or conflict-affected regions, face extreme disadvantage in education. Many of the children in school are receiving an education of such poor quality that they are learning very little. 

More than 600 million Africans still do not have access to electricity, and the number is set to grow in the coming years since by 2050 more than one in four people on our planet will be African. "Africa’s future is in the hands of women. Equal education for girls, at all three education levels, is the critical issue” - Olusegun Obasanjo



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