The Africa Learning barometer shows us that there is a deeper learning crisis that needs to be addressed to raise standards and improve learning outcomes. Teaching is at the heart of the learning crisis and epidemic levels of teacher absenteeism.
None of the public universities meet the internationally recommended teacher-student ration so what’s the solution? No funds to hire more scholars or pay them better!
119,000 pupils to miss Form One slots in 2013 in Kenya. Only 16,125 pupils including 600 with special needs to join national schools.
27000 papers published annually in Africa however Open Access is still a challenge.
Scientists & researchers don’t publish much online, Google Scholar doesn’t have much content on Africa; discovery happens faster when we digitize material and share knowledge.
No much class interaction=Lecturer-student due to increasing teacher to student ratios. There’s need to enhance that for effective learning & offer quality education.
There’s need to democratize education by offering access to high quality content for students and giving experts a platform to build an audience outside the class, allowing them to have 10,000 students instead of 50.