Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
More children are in primary school, but retaining them requires more effort
Net primary enrolment in most African countries shows tremendous gains, with ratios exceeding 90 per cent in several countries. Completion rates, however, have seen little progress, and are as low as 33 per cent in some countries. Predictably, dropout rates are higher among girls than boys.
Teacher absenteeism, late age entry by children in primary school cycles, poor health and nutritional status of pupils, financial constraints, distance to school and quality of educational facilities are some of the factors affecting educational quality and completion rates.
- 21/04/2013 - International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- 14/03/2013 - African Ministers and Stakeholders Meet in Tunisia to Shape Africa’s Post-MDG Agenda
- 05/03/2013 - Africa-Wide Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Review of Africa’s Progress Toward the MDGs
- 11/12/2012 - Common Position on Africa’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Set to Take Shape in Senegal
- 17/10/2012 - AfDB and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty