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Education

The state has an obligation to provide education to its citizens which are clearly stated in the various country constitutions, and as such these rights cannot be revoked. They are part of the socio-economic rights enshrined in a number of leading international human rights instruments and frameworks. These are inclusive of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights (1966), The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986) and SADC Protocol on Education and Training (1997), The Dakar Framework for Action of 2000 and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development (2008) which SADC countries subscribe to with an aim to promote the socio-economic rights of their citizens. SDG 4 deals with ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education. Africa has the highest illiteracy rate in the world, that is because of educational exclusion. It is widely accepted that most of Africa’s education and training programs suffer from low-quality teaching and learning, as well as inequalities and exclusion at all levels. With an estimated 364 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 35, the continent has the world’s youngest population, which offers an immense opportunity for investing in the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs. Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016–2025 to expand access not just to quality education, but also to education that is relevant to the needs of the continent. GLAFAD will work towards ensuring that the education remains a right for all regardless of a learner’s background. It will work towards ensuring that education is giving priority by African governments in their national budgets and that private education does not nullify the government’s role to provide educations services.

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