Browsing: Investing in education

The role played by education in addressing some of the challenges faced on the African continent cannot be underplayed. Not only does a good education have the capacity to improve individual livelihoods but also economic progression at a macro level.  

The majority of the continent grapples with similar challenges including, poverty, exclusion, wars, HIV/AIDS, poor infrastructure among others. It stands to reason that there is a critical need for investing in Africa’s education to begin to make strides in addressing some of these issues.  

While education can be considered a social service and therefore a government-related key result area, there is scope for non-government entities in the education sector. 

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The Business of Education in Africa. 

According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of education exclusion in the world. More than 20% of children