How to Achieve Learning for All in Africa?

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ImageEducation has the power to transform lives and improve the development prospects of countries.  There is no doubt that the best way to ensure more opportunity and less poverty is to educate children with the right skills for both workplaces as well as community life.

This year at the UN general Assembly, world leaders gathered to discuss the progress on the Millennium Development Goals  - with the 2015 deadline fast approaching, the focus was on both achieving these goals, especially in poor, fragile and conflict affected countries.

But not one of these countries has achieved a single MDG and about half of these countries lie in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Elizabeth King, Director of Education at The World Bank and Ritva Reinikka, Director of Human Development for the Africa Region of The World Bank discuss how to achieve Learning for all in Africa. They believe that for schooling to truly make a difference in the lives of young people and their communities, education systems should put learning first for all students - including those who are most disadvantaged.

Click here to read the full piece in the Opinions Section of This is Africa: A Global Perspective.


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