Given the latest statistics from UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education which seeks to ensure inclusive quality education and promote lifelong learning, the world is far behind achieving quality education, despite slow progress.
a. 84 million children will be out of school by 2030
b. 300 million will lack basic literacy and numeracy skills
c. Only 1 in 6 countries will achieve universal secondary school completion target.
Low-and-lower-middle income countries face nearly $100 million financial gap to meet their education targets.
Admist these alarming statistics, African countries must wake up from their slumber to address these worrisome challenges with greater commitment to achieve the ‘Afria We Want.’
Increase in education financing is important but cultivating the right mindset among learners, teachers and other relevant stakeholders is paramount for effective and efficient quality education delivery.