Business is in a unique position to build a better school system for Africa, says HUMPHREY KARIUKI
Do rich countries have better schools? Brookings — one of America’s top think tanks, says they do. Perhaps so, in terms of resources.
But do they have better-motivated pupils? That I question.
I have met many young people from schools in Europe and Africa. I’m sure some are naturally brilliant, just as some are not — but the school-children I meet in Nairobi, Lusaka, Harare or Johannesburg have one thing in common that makes them stand out — their sheer hunger to learn. They are multilingual, they are numerate, and they have at least some grasp of the world.
Why then in Africa are so many millions out of work? And can our education system get more of them into jobs?
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