5 ways to innovate education in Africa

Devex, May 21, 2018
by Christin Roby

ACCRA, Ghana — The future success of the African continent lies to a large degree in its ability to hone the skills and talents of its ever-growing youth population. However, some argue that the current education system in Africa uses outdated methods and is not preparing children for the future.

“Quality education still remains an illusion to many of Africa’s youth,” said Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Ghanaian minister of education, during the Accra edition of the World Innovation Summit for Education earlier this month.

Access and quality of education must go hand in hand, the minister stated, noting that an estimated 90 million African children are currently out of school.

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