31 August 2008
In most African countries more than 30% never enroll in primary school, and are deprived of a proper education.
How can a poor country with under 70% of the population going to school ever become reasonably prosperous?
UN members have come up with 8 Millennium Development Goals that should be achieved by 2015, such as eliminating extreme poverty, preventing serious diseases, and equality for women, etc. Of course, these goals will be met on time, but .....
MDG goal No 2, universal primary school for all, is the one we must tackle most forcefully. Get 'em educated, and everything else will follow.
I would like to hear your opinions on:
1. Why is education so neglected in Africa?
2. How would you suggest that education could be improved. I would like to see ideas of actual projects, and not just saying the government should do it, or outside money should be given.
I am part of a group devoted to the Millennium Development Gaols, and we have an Education Team. Please check it out by clicking on:
Do you agree that the world will never be safe until the gap between the rich and poor is reduced.