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Women's education in Ghana - Charlotte's story
DFID's education programme support in Ghana has boosted girls enrolment in primary schools and trained thousands of women teachers in areas that most need them. In Africa, children are 40% more likely to live beyond the age of 5 if their mothers have spent at least five years in education and in India, it is estimated that a 10% increase in the ratio of female to male workers would mean an 8% increase in GDP. To read the full story on how the UK is helping improve women's rights visit: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/New...
African Initiatives Girls' Education Animation
Learn about the issues Maasai girls face in Tanzania when trying to get an education and what we are doing to change things. You can help by supporting our education project by donating to African Initiatives: www.african-initiatives.org.uk/donate-now Please share this animation.
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Aid for Africa Girls Education
Aid for Africa Girls Education - Helping girls go to school, stay in school, and succeed in life! Learn more at http://www.aidforafrica.org/girls. Music credit: African Children's Choir
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Advancing girls' education in Africa
Over 62 million girls are out of school worldwide. In December 2016 over 70 alumni of the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program came together in Uganda to create action plans that keep girls in school and learning. Learn more: https://www.irex.org/project/teaching-excellence-and-achievement-program-tea https://www.irex.org/project/international-leaders-education-program-ilep
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Closing the gap in girl's education in Africa
It is estimated that one in five of the world's school-aged girls do not have access to education. But one woman, Ann Cotton, has helped more than three million children, mainly girls, get an education in rural and impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa. She has been awarded a prestigious award for her work at the annual World Innovation Summit for Education, or WISE in Doha, Qatar. The award not only give recognition to Cotton's charity, but also a recognition of the importance of women's education. Al Jazeera's Erica Wood reports.
Views: 888 Al Jazeera English
Hope For Africa's Girls: The Importance of Education
Education is a fundamental human right and the most effective way to tackle poverty -- yet around the world 57 million children, mostly girls, are out of primary school. In parts of Africa, 4 out of every 5 girls do not complete primary education. Youth delegates and children across Africa kicked off Plan's global 10 Days To Act events on 16 June -- the Day of the African Child -- by taking over the African Union building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to have their say on education. Here, two girls explain why education is so important for girls.
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The Kisa Project - Girls' Education in Africa
The Kisa Project is AfricAid's new girls' scholarship and leadership program in Africa. Watch to learn more!
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Promoting girls’ right to education in sub Saharan Africa
Sub Saharan Africa gender inequality in education remains the highest in the world. 28 million girls have no access to education. This video shows barriers to education that girls encounter in sub Saharan Africa followed by recommendations to promote girls’ right to learn by the Gender equality and inclusive education Task Team of the Regional Coordination Group SDG 4-WCA
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Schools for Africa - Education a Human Right | UNICEF
Schools for Africa, a partnership between UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society, aims to benefit 8 million more children by creating conditions that will attract children to school, keep them there and provide them with a safe and protective environment where they can learn, play and become masters of their own lives. Working with governments, local authorities and communities in 11 of Africa's most needy countries, UNICEF is helping build basic new schools and repair existing ones. Children receive exercise books, pencils and other learning materials, and UNICEF is training thousands of additional teachers to provide children with quality education. Find out more: www.schoolsforafrica.com Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to get the rights of every child realized. Click here to see all of our latest trending videos: http://smarturl.it/TrendingAtUNICEF For more about UNICEF's work, visit: http://www.unicef.org Follow UNICEF here: UNICEF Connect blog: http://blogs.unicef.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicef Twitter: https://twitter.com/unicef Instagram: http://instagram.com/UNICEF Tumblr: http://unicef.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/unicef
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Africa 54: South Sudan Girls' Education
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Guests discuss education for girls in Africa
Wednesday, March 30,2016: Carine Kaneza, Member, of the Burundian Women and Girls for Peace and Security in Burundi discusses the changing education throughout the years for girls in Africa with Shaka Ssali.
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UNICEF: Schools for Africa - Rwanda - Girls' Education
Schools for Africa, a partnerhsip between UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society, aims to benefit 8 million more children by creating conditions that will attract children to school, keep them there and provide them with a safe and protective environment where they can learn, play and become masters of their own lives. Working with governments, local authorities and communities in 11 of Africa's most needy countries, UNICEF is helping build basic new schools and repair existing ones. Children receive exercise books, pencils and other learning materials, and UNICEF is training thousands of additional teachers to provide children with quality education. Find out more: www.schoolsforafrica.com
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UNICEF: Schools for Africa -Rwanda - Girls' education 2
Schools for Africa, a partnerhsip between UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society, aims to benefit 8 million more children by creating conditions that will attract children to school, keep them there and provide them with a safe and protective environment where they can learn, play and become masters of their own lives. Working with governments, local authorities and communities in 11 of Africa's most needy countries, UNICEF is helping build basic new schools and repair existing ones. Children receive exercise books, pencils and other learning materials, and UNICEF is training thousands of additional teachers to provide children with quality education. Find out more: www.schoolsforafrica.com
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Unlocking the Power of Partnerships for Girls' Education in Africa
Camfed and CAMA (Camfed Alumnae Association) unlock partnerships with schools, parents, alumnae, traditional leaders, as well as local and national governments. This is to ensure that every girl is educated, protected, respected and valued. "By staying close to the issues we face and working together, we’re making lasting progress, at scale. This is the power of proximity." -Fiona Mavhinga, Director of CAMA Development, a founder of CAMA and one of the first girls supported by Camfed.
Ann Cotton receives WISE Prize for girls' education in rural Africa
Ann Cotton, Founder and President of Camfed, has been awarded the 2014 WISE Prize for Education. The Prize was presented by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, at the sixth World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar on 4 November 2014. The WISE Prize for Education is the first distinction of its kind to recognise an individual or a team of up to six people for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education. The WISE Prize for Education is enhancing the status of education by giving it similar prestige to other areas for which international prizes exist, such as literature, peace, and economics. The WISE Prize for Education Laureates are inspiring role models for all those concerned with building the future of education as the foundation for a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable world. It was in 1993 when Ann Cotton founded the nonprofit organisation Camfed after returning home from a trip to western Zimbabwe. She realised that the biggest obstacle to girls' education was being trapped in a vicious circle of poverty. This realisation caused her to take action. Since then, she has continously worked to reverse the cycle of poverty and inequality by supporting girls through school, and empowering young women to become leaders of change. By now, Camfed’s programmes are implemented across 5085 partner schools in 115 rural districts of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi and are owned and run by the communities. Over time, the establishment of an alumni network of educated young women, named CAMA, has contributed to the success story: the network is the driving force behind Camfed, one that unlocks the potential of girls and young women by educating and mentoring them. Camfed has managed to create an unparalleled infrastructure of partnerships, systems, community experts, and education activists. As Ann Cotton puts it: “Just imagine one million girls in Africa, all of whom are from a background of rural poverty; all of whom understand the anxiety and the frustrations of poverty. Just imagine them working in the education and health systems, in politics, in journalism, in law, in engineering, in science – just imagine the power of what they can do to transform our world.” For more information on Camfed's work, take a look at the NGO's web page: https://camfed.org/latest-news/camfed-founder-wins-global-prize/ SUBSCRIBE to get more videos from WISE: http://www.youtube.com/WISEQatar?sub_confirmation=1 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is an international, multi-sectoral and action-oriented platform for innovation in education that connects innovators, nurtures new ideas, and recognizes and supports successful initiatives that are helping revitalize education. For more information about WISE: http://www.wise-qatar.org Follow WISE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/WISE_Tweets Like WISE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wiseqatar
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The justice and imperative of girls' education in Africa: talk by Ann Cotton OBE
Ann Cotton OBE, Founder and Executive Director of Camfed International, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 5 March 2012. This lecture explores the history of girls' education in Africa over the past 20 years and describes the current status quo in the 5 countries in which Camfed is working. Ann describes the Camfed Model that supports girls through primary and secondary education and on to securing livelihoods in the rural areas of Africa. The lecture is chaired by Dr Kate Pretty, Principal of Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and introduced by Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of Continuing Education. Please note that the lecture proper begins at the 7:40 minute point in the video.
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🌍 Leave No Girl Behind helps young African mothers access education | Al Jazeera English
Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and teenage mothers across Africa are often denied, banned and discouraged from going to school once their pregnancy is discovered. Human Rights Watch is calling on governments across the continent to "urgently" impose policies that allow these students to stay in school while they are pregnant and to return after giving birth. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Nairobi. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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Girls' education in Africa.
This is a good short video that talks about girls' education in Africa. Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl1P0f_z9P8 If you want to see more about girl's education in Africa, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8aE2j0ygQ&feature=player_embedded
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Health and Education in Africa: the Tarkwa Breman Model School for Girls and Community Clinic
Shadrack Frimpong has vowed to challenge the notion that investing in girls’ education isn’t worthwhile. As a President’s Engagement Prize-winner, Frimpong hopes to make a difference for the girls and families of Tarkwa Breman, the rural Ghanaian village where he grew up. His prize money will go toward the construction of a girls’ school and a medical clinic. Frimpong, a biology major in the College of Arts & Sciences with extensive global health coursework, has witnessed friends and family members in Tarkwa Breman suffer from HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, and other diseases—a situation compounded by the village’s lack of accessible health care. He also realized that the failure to provide an education to girls leads them down a path that too often ends a sexually transmitted disease or high-risk adolescent pregnancy, as was the case with one of Frimpong’s childhood friends. “My friend’s situation showed me how health and education are inextricably linked,” Frimpong says. Frimpong’s plans are comprehensive: With the support of his parents, he met with his village’s chief, who arranged for the donation of 100 acres of land where the facilities will be built. A portion of that land will be turned into a farm on which students’ families will work, once a week, in exchange for a free education for their daughters. Revenues from the cocoa crops will help pay for the school’s maintenance costs. He is working with the Ghanaian ministries of Health and Education to supply teachers and doctors to staff the school, which is planned to accommodate 200 students, and clinic, slated to include consultation rooms, a pharmacy, a dressing/injection room, a laboratory, a delivery room, and an on-call room. Frimpong will be in Tarkwa Breman this summer to oversee plans for the facility. Penn architecture students, guided by Richard Wesley of the School of Design, will also be traveling there to survey the land and design the building, which is expected to open in the summer of 2016. Then, starting the following fall, Frimpong plans to go back and forth between Ghana and the U.S. while he attends medical school, pursuing joint degrees in medicine and health policy.
Cameroon - Girl's education - School sponsorship program in Africa
Video is in French - Early marriage for girls is a significant issue in northern Cameroon and there are many consequences as a result including higher rates of poverty and the denial of their basic human rights such as being able to continue their schooling. This video features one of the girls whose education is being sponsored by the Mokolo Kids program. Mokolo Kids Society is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with disadvantaged families to support access to quality education for their children in Mokolo, Cameroon, Africa. www.mokolokids.org
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Conversation with Advancing Girls' Education in Africa
Concepcion Gaxiola, Executive Director of AGE Africa, shares the impact that their CHATS program is having on girls in Malawi.
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Africa 54: Girl Child Education In Nigeria
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Organization Promotes Girls' Education in Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 47 percent of out-of-school children worldwide, 54 percent of whom are girls. One group in particular, the African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) is taking an alternative approach to provide girls with the support and encouragement they need to finish school. President and founder of AWLO, Elisha Attai, explained the organization's mission to Helina Meressa.
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Update On Girls Education and Gender Equality In Africa
Jill Malandrino, VOA'S Business Correspondent, updates us on countries that need to provide more opportunity for girls and women. In South Sudan, data shows that 73% of girls ages 6 to 11 years old are not in school. In Central Africa Republic, the students to teacher ratio is 80 to 1. In Niger, only 17% of girls and women are literate. Although process has been made so far, data shows more needs to be done to bridge the gender gap.
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Advancing Girls Education in Africa - Overview
Advancing Girls Education in Africa - Overview
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Teaser: Three Films on  Girls' Education and Technology in Africa
UNESCO and Camara Education present three films on transforming girls’ education through technology in Africa (Teaser) 1. My Little Thing is to Plant a Tree 2. Firdous, Adelaide and Manal 3. My Queen Directed by Edouard Joubeaud Produced by UNESCO Liaison Office in Addis Ababa and Camara Education under the supervision of Sasha Rubel Graphic Design by Julien Avgerinos Music by Antique Illustrations for the comic strips by Alaba Onajin (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti), Eric Muthoga (Wangari Maathai) and Pat Masioni (Njinga Mbandi) Please visit and share the UNESCO platform on Women in African History www.unesco.org/womeninafrica
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Africa 54: Focus On Kenya Girl Education
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WAAW Foundation promotes STEM Education For Girls in Africa
WAAW Foundation - provides scholarships, STEM camps and outreach mentoring programs for girls in Africa.
Girls Education in Africa: Interview with Millennium Challenge Corporation's Cassandra Butts
Cassandra Q Butts, Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, spoke to Africa Regional Services about the kind of work MCC is doing to promote more than just infrastructure and access to resources in Africa. MCC's BRIGHT school programs are helping women and girls receive an education when they otherwise would not have the means nor the access to do so. Ms. Butts explains the impact this program has had not only on the girls attending the schools but on the communities as a whole.
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Girls Education In Africa PSA
Education in a safe environment is a basic human right that is denied to many girls in Sub Saharan Africa. This video aims to educate people on this issue and urge them to take action. https://camfed.org/donate/ Be informed. Make a difference. Starring Katherine Hardenbergh and Jaclyn Jimison Filming Kimmi Dawson Script Laila Hardisty
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Animation - Girls education - African Initiatives
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Paul Ndiho on Girls Secondary School Education in Africa
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Education In South Africa: Two Unequal Systems
Almost 20 years after the end of apartheid, black pupils still generally fare much worse than their white counterparts. The vast majority of poor black children continue to go to severely deprived, overwhelmingly black schools. Money is not the main problem: education already gobbles up about 20% of the government's budget, representing over 5% of GDP. But attitudes, training and technology, particularly those of the teachers will have to change.
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Ann Cotton - The imperative and practice of girls' education in Africa. ICERI2016 Keynote Speech
http://iated.org/iceri Girls' education is still a problem in different parts of the world, but especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Ann Cotton, founder and CEO of Camfed, explains in this talk how her organization supports girls to go to school and succeed, and empowers young women to step up as leaders of change. Ann's talk focusses on the implementation of a model driven by community activism that supports girls through primary and secondary school and onto higher education or employment pathways. Learn here about an initiative that contributes to the sustainable transformation of impoverished rural communities in Africa.
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Plan International, RESA is participating in the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) conference in Lusaka, Zambia. In the video, the regional director Roland Angerer talks about the importance of the conference - discussions and expected outcomes - and why the world needs to rally behind the call to enhance education financing.
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Education for Girls in Africa - BBC Radio 4 Appeal
Sylvia was 9 years old when she became a full time carer to her HIV positive mother in rural Uganda. As three long years passed, she watched her friends going to school each day. While they were learning, playing and being children, she took her mother's place in the home cooking, farming and caring for her siblings. But Sylvia's story has a happy ending -- and it's all because of a Ugandan radio show.
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EDUCATION FOR GIRLS - 2017 Latest Nigerian Movies African Nollywood Full Movies
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WISE choice: Ann Cotton transforms African girls' lives through education - learning world
Resolute and resourceful, Ann Cotton has transformed the lives of countless girls and young women in Africa. The British education pioneer has just received the ==2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)== prize in Doha in recognition of her work in giving learning opportunities to females in sub-saharan Africa, where it is estimated some 24 million girls do not get any schooling. Cotton is the founder of the Campaign for Female Education or Camfed In 1991 Ann went on a research trip … READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/07/wise-choice-ann-cotton-transforms-african-girls-lives-through-education What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 14 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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Straight Talk Africa - Shaka Asks, Why invest in girls education?
On this week's Straight Talk Africa w host Shaka Ssali, Shaka and guests Dr. Quentin Woden, Lead Economist, with the World Bank Group, and Seconde Nimenya, an African Author and Inspirational speaker discussed Child Marriage and why it is suck a big problem in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Macron, Rihanna Join to Push for Girls’ Education in Africa
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Senegal on Friday in a bid to build bridges with the former French colony and promote education. Originally published at - https://www.voazimbabwe.com/a/macron-rihanna-africa-girls-education/4237007.html
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Intro - Three Films on  Girls' Education and Technology in Africa
Teaser video for the the 3 UNESCO and Camara films on Girl's Education in Africa. 1: My Little Thing is to Plant a Tree 2: Firdous, Adelaide and Manal 3: My Queen
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Value of Education for African children 4K
African Education, Children Education Africa, Discovery Education Africa, Education Africa Travel Vlog 4K https://goo.gl/HzFhA4 In 2000, the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals, a set of development goals for the year 2015. The second of them was to achieve Universal Primary Education, more specifically, “to ensure that by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.” That same year, the World Education Forum met in Dakar, Senegal, and adopted the Dakar Framework for Action reaffirming the commitment to achieving Education for All by the year 2015. At the time, according to UNESCO, only 57% of African children were enrolled in primary schools, the lowest enrollment rate of any region surveyed. The report also showed marked gender inequalities: in almost all countries enrollment of boys far outpaced that of girls. Steps such as the abolition of school fees, investments in teaching infrastructure and resources, and school meals from the World Food Programme helped drive enrollment up by millions. Yet despite the significant progress of many countries, the world fell short of meeting its goal of UPE. In sub-Saharan Africa as of 2013, only about 79% of primary school-age children were enrolled in school.59 million children of primary-school age were out of school, and enrollment of girls continued to lag behind that of boys. Following the expiration of the MDGs in 2015, the UN adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals for the year 2030. The fourth goal addressed education, with the stated aim to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The World Education Forum also convened in Incheon, Korea to discuss the implementation of this goal, and adopted the Incheon Declaration for Education 2030. It remains to be seen what effect the latest measures have on the state of education participation. Challenges ========== Language barriers Due to high linguistic diversity, the legacy of colonialism and the need for knowledge of international languages such as English and French in employment and higher education, most schooling in Africa takes places in languages that teachers and pupils do not speak natively, and in some cases simply do not understand. There is considerable evidence that pupils schooled in a second language achieve poorer results than those schooled in their mother tongue, as lack of proficiency in the second language impairs understanding and encourages ineffective rote learning. Although UNESCO have recommended since the 1950s that children be taught early literacy in their mother tongue, progressing later to other languages, not all African countries implement this effectively. Even where the earliest grades are taught in the mother tongue, pupils are typically forced to switch to languages such as English and French before acquiring proficiency in these languages. Lack of proper facilities and educators Another reason for the low education rates in Africa is the lack of proper schooling facilities and unequal opportunity for education across countries. Many schools across Africa find it hard to employ teachers due to the low pay and lack of suitable people. This is particularly true for schools in remote areas. Most people who manage to receive education would prefer to move to big cities or even overseas where more opportunities and higher pay await. Thus, there will be an overly large class sizes and high average number of students per teacher in a school. Moreover, the teachers are usually those unqualified with few teaching aids and poor textbook provision. Due to this, children attending schools in rural areas usually attain poorer results in standardised tests compared to their urban counterparts. This can be seen in the reports given by the Northern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ). Those taking the tests in rural areas score much lower than those in small towns and big cities. This shows a lack of equal education opportunity given to children from different parts of the same country. With teachers being less qualified than others in urban areas the teaching to learning environment takes an effect amongst the students. In one instance teachers took the same test as their students and three fourths of them had failed. In addition, those that do not receive the same education to those in the bigger cities have trouble even after graduation with reading, writing, and doing math.Students who do not attain the same equal education to those in urban environments do not achieve the same outcome in establishing success with a career. With education being a major concern towards achieving a career and establishing a future, Africa needs to be aware that equal education needs to be established within all schools throughout the countries. Emigration
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