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The recent Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic provides a snapshot of the current state of education in sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank data shows that the global average pupil-teacher ratio is 24:1, in sub-Saharan Africa, however, the ratio is 42:1 and in Kenya the situation is even worse, with one teacher to every 57 pupils.
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to fall behind other developing regions regarding educational attainment, despite recent progress in enrolment. In fact, data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows that the region has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. By the ages of 15 to 17 almost 60% are not in school.
Girls’ education is a major priority. Across sub-Saharan Africa, 9 million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 will never go to school at all, compared to 6 million boys. Their disadvantage starts at an early age, with 23% of girls being out of primary school compared to 19% of boys. By the time they become adolescents, the exclusion rate for girls is 36% compared to 32% for boys.
Updates and initiatives for meeting the education Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be discussed at the 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February - 1 March 2017. Join the Summit to discover new best practice in building resilience and identifying challenges, solutions and lessons learned in humanitarian operations in East Africa. Hear from over 70 expert speakers including:
See the full list of speakers at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 http://africa.aidforum.org/speakers
Register your participation at: http://africa.aidforum.org/register