Africa Outlook

Powering Pan-African Digital Education

Luis Lopez, CEO of Honoris United Universities, talks about new ventures and the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

African education sees the highest rate of exclusion than any other area of the world. Over one in every five children (ages six to 11) are out of school, and one third of young learners between the ages of 12 and 14 are not involved in academic learning.

There are several factors that contribute to this level of exclusion. A basic example is the lower income on average per family in comparison to other areas of the world – a factor that naturally pushes forward a career and working attitude rather than that of continued education.

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