Thursday, February 10, 2005

AFRICA: Need to focus on secondary education

Reuters AlertNet article:

"Africa will only be able to provide universal access to primary schooling by 2150, yet it also has to begin focusing on improving the secondary education sector, says a new report.

"It could take the continent another century to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of Universal Primary Education (UPE), due by 2015, 'and even then it may not acquire the skills its needs to truly develop,' said a new report, 'Back to the Blackboard' by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).........

"According to the UN's Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), only 25 million of the 90 million children in the secondary age group in Africa were in school."

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