GAE Blogs

25 Mar
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Every Gambian child has the right to free and compulsory education, according to the Gambian constitution.  Literacy is seen as very important to the government, and to this end, the Ministry of Education has...
23 Feb
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The central African country of Gabon boasts one of the highest literacy rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Gabonese government is in the process of implementing a series of reforms to designed to improve...
19 Feb
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In theory, schooling in Ethiopia is free and compulsory; however, students outside of main cities often lack access to quality schools and teachers, and enrollment and literacy are comparatively low. The...
13 Feb
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Although Eritreans are guaranteed free primary schooling, the country’s education system continues to face numerous challenges brought on by years of war and drought. Eritrea’s government, with the help of...
5 Feb
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Education in Equatorial Guinea, a tiny country in west Africa, is free and compulsory for children from the preschool level through secondary school.  That said, attendance is not enforced and the country’s...
2 Feb
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Egypt’s constitution states that education is the right of every citizen. Primary schooling for children ages 6-15 is compulsory, and the country’s leadership wants to extend obligatory education to higher...
30 Jan
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Education is a high priority in Djibouti (formerly known as Somaliland), a small country in the Horn of Africa. The Djiboutian government has increased spending on education, and  enrollment and literacy rates...
29 Jan
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Cote d’Ivoire continues to rebuild an education system devastated by the country’s 2011 civil war. Recent months have seen positive developments, including the re-opening of the country’s universities, which...
26 Jan
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While the Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitution mandates free, universal and compulsory primary education, years of civil war followed by ongoing political and ethnic strife have kept millions of...
25 Jan
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Every person has the right to a quality education; so says Congolese law. Yet years of instability have taken a toll on the country’s ability to provide schooling for its citizens.  In spite of such challenges...

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