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Understanding Ghana’s students is key to fixing the country

Understanding Ghana’s students is key to fixing the country

A great many African countries had shown steady economic growth in the decade prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But all have failed to adequately create opportunities for the young people in their countries. With growing youth populations, creating paths for education and employment is a make or break issue for the continent. KAJSA HALLBERG ADU, Researcher in Higher Education and Migration, KTH Royal Institute of Technology But there’s also good news. Many young people are getting access to secondary education and an increasing number also university education. An increasing share of youth in Africa are university students,…
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Keeping girls in school seen worth billions to developing nations

Keeping girls in school seen worth billions to developing nations

SONIA ELKS  MAKING sure all girls are finishing secondary education by 2030 could boost the gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries by 10% on average over the next decade, according to a report. Every $1 spent on girls' rights and education would generate a $2.80 return - equivalent to billions of dollars in extra GDP, according to the study by rights group Plan International and financial services firm Citi's Global Insights team. "COVID-19 recovery plans that prioritise investment in girls' education and well-being will help communities and economies build back better and stronger," said Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, chief executive of…
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