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Free basic education and its accessibility, a challenge for the African continent

editorial3_2This entry has been written by Augustin Kalubi SJ, Jesuit education delegate in Central Africa.

Free basic education which is stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 26th article as a chance of schooling for everyone became a dangerous good in a continent that lacks appropriateĀ  structures to participate in the international competitiveness.

In most of the African educative system there are two kinds of schools. Private schools where both infrastructures and salaries of the teachers are exclusive responsibility of the parents of the students. Governments control the quality of the education and consent academic diplomas but they do not give any subsidies. Free basic education becomes a fairy tale.