“Migration from African nations has increased dramatically in the last three decades, going from just 1% in the 1990s to 31% by the 2000s. Last year, some 25 million people from sub-Saharan Africa lived outside their countries, according to a Pew Research study. Many of those people are driven out of their homes by a motley of reasons including conflict, economic decline, disease, and hunger”
How can we progress with digital education in Africa?
The lessons learnt from Africa are important, especially when discussing the relationship between technology, economics and education – this is because the assumed positive relationship between increased government expenditure and improved educational outcomes has been invalidated on a number of occasions.
Education in Africa: an Injury to the Youth
Africa is the youngest continent, with 200 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24, the Africa-America Institute reports. Africa, in a couple of decades, will have the world’s youngest labour force. These young people will need jobs and a positive outlook for their lives ahead. To be prepared then, they need (quality) education, which has been recognised as a basic human right since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, for prospects into this future.
Africa: Internet Is the 'Future of Education in Africa'
The internet is a resourceful tool that can improve and transform Africa’s education sector and contribute to economic transformation of African nations, a new study by the Internet Society indicates.