Sub-Saharan African countries invest in education

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African school pupils

•Sub-Saharan African countries have increased their real expenditure on education by on average 6 per cent over the past decade, according to a new report by UNESCO. The report says that the investment is having results with more children going to school than ever before. The report also points out that some countries have reduced spending on education.

Children teach other children in DR Congo

•A programme run by UNICEF in the DR Congo allows pre-teen students to teach younger children. UNICEF says that the “Getting Ready for School: A Child-to-Child Approach” is successful. It has laid a strong foundation for pre-school children and taught student teachers about responsibility and compassion.

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Philosophy promotes greater freedoms

•Liberation philosophy reminds people that freedom is something that needs to be worked on continuously. That’s according to Professor Mogobe Ramose of South Africa. He participated in a recent UNESCO conference of philosophers held at Purdue University in the United States.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Daniel Dickenson
Production Assistant:Charles Appel
Studio Engineer:Zach Prewit

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