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Impact of COVID-19 on Secondary Education in Africa

Economic contraction in Africa due to COVID-19 threatens the ability of countries to invest in secondary education at a time when demand is increasing. This will have long term impacts on the future of Africa's labour force, which requires the skills gained through high quality and relevant secondary education to adapt to a digitized, fast changing, and globalized world of work. Modelling done by the Education Commission for Mastercard Foundation's report, Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work, suggests that demand for secondary education is expected to nearly double between now and 2030, from 60 million students enrolled today, to 106 million students by 2030. Read more

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A teacher during a virtual science class in Rwanda as part of the Mastercard Foundation Leaders in Teaching program. Economic contraction in Africa due to COVID-19 threatens the ability of countries to invest in secondary education at a time when demand is increasing. Modelling done by the Education Commission for Mastercard Foundation’s report, Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work, suggests that demand for secondary education is expected to nearly double between now and 2030, from 60 million students enrolled today, to 106 million students by 2030.

A student participates in a business class in Tanzania as part of a Mastercard Foundation partnership with Fundación Paraguaya.

A teacher in class in Rwanda as part of the Mastercard Foundation Leaders in Teaching program.

Arame Diop Gueye teaches a TVET class in Senegal as part of Education Development Centre’s workforce readiness program, APTE, supported by Mastercard Foundation.

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