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Submitted by M. Gueye on

Great article!
I agree with most of your points. However, I would put some emphasis on developing technical and vocational training to overcome the shortcomings on the supply side of the labor market.

Clearly, Sub-Saharan Africa’s primary school enrolment has significantly increased in the last 20-30 years but this surge in primary education is squeezing the resources allocated to the relatively small secondary and vocational systems in many countries. As a result, the secondary and vocational schools are unable to absorb the larger number of students who complete the primary cycle. Furthermore, the high drop-out rates from secondary school, and the difficulty many students encounter to gain employment are signs of low quality education.

To overcome this issue, it is important to put forward a more diversified approach to education which would include technical and vocational topics in order to align it with the needs of the labor market.