Investment in secondary schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa has been neglected since the World Conference on Education for All at Jomtien. The World Education Forum in Dakar began to recognize the growing importance of post-primary schooling for development. Only 25 percent of school-age children attend secondary school in the region-and fewer complete successfully, having consequences for gender equity, poverty reduction, and economic growth. As universal primary schooling becomes a reality, demand for secondary schools is increasing rapidly. Gaps between the educational levels of the labor force
Contents; Appendixes; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Executive Summary; Résumé Analytique; Introduction; 1. Why Secondary Education?; 2. The Status of Secondary Schooling; 3. The Challenge of Expanding Secondary Enrollment; 4. How Much Secondary Expansion Is Affordable with and without Reform?; 5. Options for Affordable Expansion of Secondary Schooling; 6. Ways Forward; Notes for Chapters 1-6; References for Chapters 1-6
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