The quality of education is one of the critical factors affecting the learning outcomes of young people. While education quality is difficult to define, it is shaped by factors such as class size, the availability of textbooks and access to basic services, including potable water, sanitation and electricity.
In order to get a better picture of the challenges facing schools in sub-Saharan Africa, the UIS is working with the Pan African Institute of Education for Development (IPED) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) to develop a regional data collection to monitor progress on education priorities articulated in the African Union’s Second Decade of Education.
Launched in 2011, 33 of 45 countries completed the first survey, shedding light on the teaching and learning environments in public schools in the region. In light of the positive response, the survey has been extended to 6 more African countries.
Click on the gallery below to view some of the key findings from the 2013 data collection: