10 million African children drop out of school each year
Up to 10 million African children drop out of primary school each year.
That's according to the Kenyan Minister of Education, Sam Ongeri,
Speaking at a high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council in Geneva which is focusing on education, he said that African countries have recorded "some" improvements in education since 2000.
"Twenty-seven countries in Africa reached gender parity in primary education by 2010 as by the World Bank report. But despite the progress, it is estimated that around 10 million children drop out of primary school each year in Sub-Sahara Africa. Sub-Sahara Africa has gross enrolment ratio at the secondary level of just 34 per cent with only 6 per cent progressing to the tertiary level." (Duration: 25")
Mr. Ongeri, is also the Chairperson of the Council of Ministers for Education in Africa