Primary school enrollment in Sub-Saharan Africa is growing at double the global growth rate

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2015W21.1As Africa’s demographic bulge continues to take center stage, the need for a literate African labour force is set to increase. The latest data from UNESCO reveals that Sao Tome & Principe, Swaziland and Namibia lead Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in public expenditure on education measured as a % of GNP. Since 2000, the majority of countries in SSA have increased their expenditure on education such that 67% of have exceeded the minimum education spending target of 4% of GNP. SSA’s top 10 spenders exceed the new minimum target of spending an equivalent of 6% of GNP on education. Read more here…