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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs

Five African proverbs on the meaning of education.

Effective education develops the internal compass that guides us through life.  Education includes the formal and informal experiences that train, discipline, and shape the mental and physical potentials of the maturing person. Informal education occurs in a spontaneous, unplanned way. 
 
Experiences that educate informally occur naturally; someone to stimulate specific thoughts or to impart specific skills does not design them. Formal education is a purposeful, planned effort to impart specific skills or information. Formal education is a systematic process in which someone designs the educating experiences. 
 
Tests do not measure intelligence or ability; they do not measure how the mind processes information. The goal of education should be to inspire a lifetime of the love of learning. 

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

Five African proverbs on the meaning of education.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs; effective education develops our internal compass that guides us through life.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs; effective education develops our internal compass that guides us through life.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs; effective education develops our internal compass that guides us through life.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs; effective education develops our internal compass that guides us through life.

The Meaning of Education African Proverbs; effective education develops our internal compass that guides us through life.


Five African proverbs on the meaning of education.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - African Proverb

When an old man dies a library burns to the ground. - African Proverb

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

To get lost is to learn the way. - African Proverb

Ubuntu - I am because we are. - West African Proverb

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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