Advocacy For Afric Education

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Advocacy for Africa

“Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” Education is important because a more educated society will be more successful. It is urgent that education is compulsory and free in Africa, including after primary school because the youth needs to have the basic skills and be educated enough to live successful and productive lives. The children represent the future of the country, and if they are educated, the country is set to become more prosperous in the future. People are hurt in the way that they may not be able to get a real job, and they may have to resort of a dangerous job where labor is needed and pay is minimal. Dangerous jobs lead to thousands of deaths every year in Africa, yet Africans still work in the conditions because they don’t have other options. They have limited options due to lack of education. A large problem in Africa is that the children that are going to school are not learning. For example, over 50 percent of children are not learning in Zambia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. Education should be complementary and obligatory in Africa, and the students that are in school should be learning.

These problems are very prominent in Nigeria. In Nigeria, 10.5 million - almost half - of…

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