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School Leaders Can Shape Africa's Future

To mark Africa Day 2021, Rica Rwigamba (Country Head, Rwanda, Mastercard Foundation) and Marianne Kiggundu (Country Programmes Manager Rwanda, VVOB - education for development) address the importance of teacher development and school leadership in Africa.They argue that "the continent faces a 'learning crisis,'" and "to tap into the opportunities of a rapidly changing continent, Africa's young people need a relevant education which can help them develop 21st century skills." This requires a "robust investment in many aspects of the education system, including effective school leaders across the continent." Learn more

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  • Africa:   School Leaders Can Shape Africa's Future

    Mastercard Foundation, 25 May 2021

    More children and young people in Africa have access to schooling, but unfortunately, being in school does not automatically result in learning at school. The continent faces a… Read more »

More children and young people in Africa have access to schooling, but unfortunately, being in school does not automatically result in learning at school. The continent faces a “learning crisis” that jeopardizes economic growth and the well-being of its citizens. A robust investment in many aspects of the education system is needed, including effective school leaders across the continent.

School leadership can be strengthened by providing professional development opportunities for school leaders. Good practices already exist, such as the programme implemented by VVOB and Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda as part of the Leaders in Teaching initiative.

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