The low number of PhDs per capita in Africa reflects its opportunity cost. The estimated cost of a doctoral degree is $50,000, enough to finance five classrooms that would benefit about 400 pupils
It is part of a broader reactionary mode of governance, which teenagers are already aware of – that citizen initiatives are ignored until they pose a direct threat to property and the public peace.
Students are “emerging from institutions of learning with half-baked skills and fully formed aspirations – a toxic combination by any standard.”
School officials are allowed to expel pregnant girls, and they often do, to prevent the girls being a “bad influence” on others. That means that in most cases, getting married is the only option available to pregnant girls.
Primary School Completion Rates In Africa Of 6 To 14-Year Olds 2006