Background paper on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, African Region (ECOSOC March 2019)

Submitted by geraldine on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 09:45
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This paper was prepared by ECOSOC for education session of the 5th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The Background paper's key messages are: 

  • Monitoring of the comprehensive attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Africa is limited by data availability, and greater investment in data is critical for progress
  • Completion rates of educational cycles remain a serious challenge in educational systems in Africa
  • There is a lack of trained teachers to match increased educational demand
  • Technical and vocational education and training remains an interesting bridge between school and work and needs to be scaled up
  • Equity in education remains a serious challenge
  • Education budgetary allocations need to be aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Read the Background paper on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, African Region,  Morocco, 21 March 2019

 

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