Category Archives: Africa

We are proud of the first ever policy on inclusive education in Sierra Leone: the National Policy on Radical Inclusion in Schools

🔊 Listen to this blog By Dr David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education of Sierra Leone and Chair of the Advisory Board for the GEM Report I became the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education of Sierra … Continue reading

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Innovations in the assessment of learning proficiency in Africa

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS); Hilaire HounkpodotĂ©, PASEC Coordinator; and Martin Gustafsson, Researcher, Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), University of Stellenbosch The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators dealing with learning proficiency have … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Mary Otieno: From rural Kenya to a PhD in education

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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Colin Northmore: Helping immigrant students in South Africa exercise their right to education

Colin is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, and in … Continue reading

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How traditional gender narratives can be used to advocate for girls’ and women’s education

By Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of the West of England “Education is very important for girls, women and for everyone. Education is the thing that will develop our country, and without education, the country will never go … Continue reading

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Schools closing is a risk to our village’s future

By Francis Silvester, director of a school in rural Kenya I run a private school called Tower of Light in a rural place commonly known as Yala Swamp 17km away from Siaya town in Kenya. It is a registered school … Continue reading

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“Every child is like any other” – Robert Lumu wins Inclusion and Education photo contest

Robert Lumu’s photograph of 9-year-old Jemba John, sitting and reading with his peers at his school in Central Uganda, where Albinism is still considered a curse, is the winner of the 2020 GEM Report photo competition on inclusion and education. … Continue reading

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Ethiopia is making the fastest progress in primary completion in sub-Saharan Africa. How?

This week, we released new projections to 2030 for the global education goal, SDG 4, along with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). While not all projections can be drilled down to the country level, the completion rate projections can … Continue reading

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Initial findings from the new Afrobarometer confirm that educated people are more likely to migrate

The Afrobarometer is a pan-African network that carries out face to face opinion surveys in more than 35 countries each year.  The full data is due out later this year, but initial data from nine countries – Ghana, Benin, CĂ´te … Continue reading

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#FeesMustFall: Developments in South African Fees Struggles

by Dylan Barry, a post-graduate physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of … Continue reading

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