A new article on the All Africa.com website describes the vital importance of women’s education. The article cites statistics from the African Union showing that out of 75 percent of girls starting school in Africa only 8 percent finish. Furthermore, statistics indicate that fewer than a quarter of high school-aged girls are enrolled in secondary school in sub-Saharan Africa.
The article goes on to describe promising approaches to women’s education, such as the Room to Read adolescent girls’ education program, which operates in nine African countries. The article also calls for increased investment in education, saying that a lack of funding for education systems is hampering progress in Africa. To learn more, read the full article.