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Schooling in Africa lack of teachers, classrooms, and learning materials

Schooling in Africa lack of teachers, classrooms, and learning materials

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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Gender differences at the secondary level are wider than those at the primary level. Despite progress in reducing gender disparities in secondary enrolment, girls still face significant disadvantages in 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 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.


Teaching is dominated by women at the primary level. However, women’s share in teaching staff declines at successive levels of education. Women account for about two-thirds of teachers at the primary level, 52 percent at the secondary level and 42 percent at the tertiary level.

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 an 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


Schooling for Refugee Children



In Nigeria, for instance, children displaced because of attacks by Boko Haram did not have access to any form of education in 19 out of 42 camps, according to data from June 2015.  Girls and women make up 70 percent of the world's internally displaced population and are left the furthest behind in education.

“Refugee children, like children everywhere, have the right to education. It is fundamental that children who have been uprooted by war and violence are not left behind even further,” stressed Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Just 50 percent of refugee children are in primary school and 25 percent of refugee adolescents are in secondary school, a new policy paper released today by two United Nations agencies have found. Those already marginalized, notably girls, are often the worst affected among refugees, the report found. In Kakuma Camp in Kenya, in 2015, only 38 percent of primary school students were girls.

Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda have abolished school fees, which has led to a surge in enrolment: in Ghana, public school enrolment in the most deprived districts and nationwide soared from 4.2 million to 5.4 million between 2004 and 2005.

In Kenya, enrolment of primary school children increased dramatically, with 1.2 million additional pupils in 2003 alone by 2004, the number had climbed to 7.2 million, of which 84 percent were of primary school age. However, the surge in enrolment after the abolition of fees has brought huge challenges in providing sufficient school buildings and teachers.



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