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  • Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania hosts Aga Khan Education Services which has reached 500,000 students
  • Africa’s education financing gap is standing at around US$40 billion
  • Aga Khan Foundation operates across Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Education in Africa has many faces and the sector is filled with innovations, knowledge management techniques and funding mechanisms.

Over the past years, education funding in Africa has changed. Governments are pouring significant efforts to leverage the current wave of technological innovation and partnerships to boost education in Africa.

Recently, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) gave education a shot in the arm, particularly in developing African nations in Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

This was during the 2022 Doha Forum, where AKF and Education Above All Foundation signed a new US$50 million partnership to help millions of out-of-school children access quality education.

According to AKF, the new five-year partnership stretches from 2022 to 2026. It leverages “investment …

  • Learning poverty is costing African young learners dearly
  • Median international school fees in Africa span from US$4000 to US$10000 in Africa
  • Free education in Africa is now available across most countries.

Education is the most valuable investment any country can have, but the COVID-19 pandemic places this priceless activity in a rather unprecedented position, threatening the fate of the next generation.

Various numbers and figures  make the latter clearer. According to International Schools Database, Median international school fees in Africa span from US$4000 to US$10,000 in Africa. According to a 2020 based study on 14 countries, the average spending mark on education in Africa was 4.77 per cent.

Out of 53 countries, at least more than 40 provide free education to children in Africa. These numbers are a glimpse of how education is crucial to developing economies, Africa to be specific.

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