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it’s unfathomable that of Africa's nearly 128 millionconsequence, the prognosis for Africa’s future economic growth and social development is poor.

Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) , and national assessments of 4th or 5th grade studentsEducation participation rates in many African countries are low. Schools often lack many basic facilities, suffer from overcrowding and staff being lured away to Western countries by higher pay and better conditions.Education participation rates in many African countries are low. Schools often lack many basic facilities, suffer from overcrowding and staff being lured away to Western countries by higher pay and better conditions.When European took place it began to change many indigenous education systems. Schooling was no longer just about rituals and rites of passage, school would now mean earning an education that would allow Africans to compete with countries such as the United States and those in Europe. Africa would begin to try producing their own educated students as other countries had.



The findings are astonishing. There are seven countries in which 40 percent or more of children do not meet a minimum standard of learning by grades 4 or 5. In countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia, over half of in-school students are not learning basic skills by the end of primary school. Through the barometer we aggregate the total number of children not learning based on out-of-school children at the end of primary school, children who are likely to drop out by the 5th grade, and those in school but not learning. The results are distressing. Under the current current model, half of sub-Saharan Africa’s total primary school population – 61 million children – will reach adolescence without the basic skills needed to lead successful and productive lives.


While there is much reason to celebrate the progress in education that Africa has made over the past decade, the barometer shows us that there is a deeper learning crisis that needs to be addressed. Unless African governments and the international community work together and act now to raise standards and improve learning outcomes, the potential of tens of millions of African youth will be wasted and Africa’s social and economic progress will stagnate.SOS Schools are split between Primary and Secondary Schools. Often, these schools are vital to the education of the local community in which they serve. Nurseries often complement the schools, providing education from a young age. SOS Training Centres are also common in Africa. These specialise in different areas, from technical skills to agricultural skills. In Ghana, SOS Children runs an International College, where children from around Africa get advanced education and the chance to gain qualifications to study at universities around Africa and the rest of the world.

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