Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

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Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work 

Éducation secondaire en Afrique : Préparer les jeunes à l’avenir du travail

Executive Summary – English

Executive Summary – French

Secondary Education in Africa Perspectives of African Youth

For most young Africans, secondary education is the last schooling they will receive before entering the workforce. High quality, relevant secondary education that is accessible to all, can prepare youth to enter the workforce, improve productivity, and spur economic transformation, unlocking a virtuous cycle of both human and economic development.

Building on the success of African governments in expanding access to primary education, opening the door to quality, relevant secondary education is the next challenge.  Now is the time to rethink secondary education systems, to ensure youth have the skills and knowledge they need.

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work examines the skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary for the labour market. And offers best practices and recommendations for how secondary education can better prepare youth to succeed.

Background Papers

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Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

Ensuring Relevant Knowledge and Skill

Providing Flexible Approaches and Pathways

Financing for Equity

Reform and Innovations

Additional Resources