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Secondary Education in Africa: Virtual Summit

Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

On Thursday, August 13, we hosted a virtual summit, bringing together African leaders, policymakers, youth, secondary education experts, teachers and others, to discuss secondary education in Africa and its increasingly important role in preparing young people for the future of work.

Read Reeta Roy’s remarks.

The event marked the release of our research report, Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work.

For most young Africans, secondary education is the last schooling they will receive before entering the workforce. Secondary education systems need to be redesigned to ensure the skills and knowledge youth receive equip them for the future of work and ensure they can succeed, lift themselves and their families out of poverty and contribute to economic growth in the region.