Africa: Education levels up to 70 years behind developed countries' standards

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According to experts, the education level of African countries is 70 years behind that of developed economies as Asia and Europe. Especially sub-Saharan nations are affected by this deficit, the report “Investing in education for a changing world” by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity say.

The report also indicated that Namibia’s student population is expected to almost double in the next 24 years from the current figure of 650 000. Furthermore it recognised efforts made by countries as Namibia to improve access to quality education such as financing and infrastructure development. The authors support the improvements of education systems continent-wide and emphasize the importance of accepting the challenges of  improving the outlook of a country by enhancing the education.

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