Making education meaningful and relevant in African countries

In Africa, achieving a meaningful and relevant education means addressing a web of challenges in society in order to attain a trans-formative outcome. Only 43 per cent of young people have access to secondary education and only eight per cent can access tertiary education, according to UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report, 2016. Gloria Iribagiza, writes in the NewTimes that, in order to achieve a more educated population, a higher retention of more girls and young women in schools, especially those pursuing the sciences, will contribute to social transformation. Read more