In eight countries in the region, the number of school closings has gone up, and more than 12,400 schools will be closed by the end of the 2021-22 school year. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Niger, more than half of all children and adolescents do not have access to an education.
A staggering 98 million children and young people between the ages of six and eighteen do not have access to formal education in Sub-Saharan Africa, as reported by UNESCO.
Africa: Girls Are Dropping Out Of School In Massive Numbers Because Of The High Cost Of Sanitary Pads
Pad prices in Ghana have more than doubled in the last year, from 5 cedi to 12 cedi ($1.43) due to the country's high inflation rate of 32%, which has made it difficult for low-income households to afford both food and sanitary supplies.
With the introduction of the Education Plus effort on the African continent, world leaders gathered in Lusaka, Zambia, committed to taking steps to keep teenage girls in school, which they assured would drastically lower the likelihood that they would get infected with HIV.
The first Political Party School in Tanzania, East Africa, has been constructed by the Chinese government. Students from six African nations have been accepted for the program's initial cohort.
The First Coding Curriculum In Africa Has Been Adopted By Kenya, And Nigeria Is Following Similar Steps
Among African nations, Kenya has taken the lead in adopting a new curriculum for teaching coding in elementary and secondary schools.
On February 21, a group of high school teachers named "On a trop Supporté" (OTS) initiated a strike in this Central African country of 28 million people, which threatens to extend to other sectors. They are asking that President Paul Biya's government, which is 89 years old and has had over 40 years of undivided control, pay significant salary, bonus, and allowance arrears of 181 billion CFA francs (approximately 276 million euros).
Thousands of African students study medical, engineering, and military affairs in cities under siege across Ukraine. According to the education ministry, Morocco, Nigeria, and Egypt are among the top ten nations with foreign students in Ukraine, each providing over 16,000 pupils. Thousands of Indian students have also attempted to exit the country.
Many countries have closed classrooms on and off, but Uganda had kept more than 10 million students at home since March 2020.
A teacher who teaches Microsoft Word without using any computers in Ghana had become an online sensation. Teaching…