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  • Reply to: 50 years of "Returns to Education" studies   3 days 3 hours ago

    Thank you for your comment and question. To be clearer, my paper (co-authored by my colleague Claudio Montenegro) on the returns to schooling found that the “private” returns to tertiary education are higher than the returns to primary AND to secondary schooling

    George Psacharopoulos said that primary education ought to be the main focus of national school systems since its rate of return was found to be the highest among all education levels, by which he meant the “social” returns.

    The difference is the cost of providing education. Social returns to tertiary decline more than primary because the costs of tertiary are much higher.

    Claudio Montenegro and I have not computed social returns, but we will do so very soon.

  • Reply to: In Africa, a strong push for capacity, quality and relevance in higher education   1 week 6 hours ago

    I think that the role of the research it is very crucial to support each country to draw the policy and strategies observing the context in each country , see the reality in terms of needs and experiences that it's possible to get as a good practices, that can improve to ensure that children can have a quality of education

  • Reply to: 50 years of "Returns to Education" studies   1 week 14 hours ago

    The returns to tertiary education are higher than the returns to primary or secondary schooling

    AND ? OR ?

    He suggests that primary education ought to be the main focus of national school systems, since its rate of return was found to be the highest among all education levels

  • Reply to: Out-of-school children: a promise yet to be fulfilled   1 week 1 day ago

    Over 5000 children in Karamoja,Uganda graduate from primary schools in 2014, half are expected in secondary schools BUT still with high dropouts at lower secondary.
    According to the District education officer Moroto District Mr. Oputa Paul he strongly attributes this to high poverty levels among families in karamoja.
    In 2014, 5416 pupils graduated Primary leaving examination with 316 in first grade and 2707 in second grade with only 127 sponsored. Here their no exceptions even for those in first grade some are either back home or back to Primary Seven(P.7) up to even three times.
    In Karamoja , Secondary Education fees ranges from 200,000 Ughs to over 400,000 Ughs. Per term. Additionally students must come with school requirements amounting to over 400,000 Ughs, in this case a parent is required to stretch a little more!
    Most of Education officers conclude that half of these children go to secondary level every year BUT with high drop outs before completing secondary due to lack of school fees and requirements.
    As you can see, this requires a collective response from all stakeholders if the children MUST achieve education in Karamoja,Uganda.

  • Reply to: In Africa, a strong push for capacity, quality and relevance in higher education   1 week 2 days ago

    This is true for not only African countries, but all over the world.