Recent statistics reveal 40% of Africans are under the age of 15, compared to the world average of 25%… which lays down the challenge to ensure the continent’s youth population get the skills required to bring about economic advantage and employment.
According to a recent article, a balance is needed between higher education and vocational training in Africa to face the task of upskilling an enormous youth population.
Governments and international institutions are paying increasing attention to Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET). It is one of eight priority areas in the African Union’s Second Decade of Education (2006-2015).
The demand is enormous, with three out of five unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa being young people, surviving mostly in the informal economy. Read More