Education quality has not kept up with demand in Africa; in some cases the situation so dire that pupils in school are not much better off than those who missed school.
Repetition rarely leads to better performance. Pupils become discouraged at having to do the classwork again, feel awkward at being the oldest in their new class and being left behind by their peers
You might imagine that a university or college education would give you a broader, more cosmopolitan worldview; that the more educated you are, the less parochial you would become. The data suggests otherwise.
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.
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.
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