Higher Education Budgets Key to Securing Africa's Future

One thing is clear: education systems are woefully underprepared to safeguard students - not just in South Africa, but across the continent. In Niger, for example, where schools were scheduled to reopen on June 1, only 10% of public primary schools have access to basic handwashing facilities. Similarly, in Rwanda, there are nearly 60 students for every one teacher in public primary schools. This makes sanitation and social distancing nearly impossible, writes Edwin Ikhuoria from the ONE Campaign.

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