Media advisory: Poor governance jeopardises primary education in Africa

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat



Transparency International (TI), the global leader in the fight against corruption, will release Africa Education Watch: Good Governance Lessons for Primary Education, a new report on education in seven African countries on 23 February.

Despite ten years of international efforts to provide universal basic education, the report shows that poor management and lack of training is compromising the delivery of quality basic education. The report documents a broad range of problems, from deficient or non-existent accounting systems to illegal fees.

Countries included: Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The report analyses data from more than 7,600 questionnaires completed by parents, head teachers, heads of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and district education officers.

Interview availability:
Interviews can be arranged in advance in French or English.
From 23 - 25 February, Stephane Stassen, Senior Programme Coordinator who heads the Africa Education Watch programme, will be in Addis Ababa at the Ninth Meeting of the High-Level Group on Education for All and can be interviewed on site or via telephone.

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