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Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees

Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees

School fees are widely recognized as a major barrier to achieving Millennium Development Goal 2 on universal access to primary education. Adams Abdulai Iddrisu is the head teacher at Zoozugu Primary School in the Tamale region of northern Ghana – one of a few countries that has abolished school fees in recent years. He spoke to UNICEF Radio about how taking away the price tag has helped many students stay in school.

Reducing Poverty Through Education – and How

Reducing Poverty Through Education – and How

More emphasis must be placed on education as most poverty reduction interventions depend on the
availability of human capital for spearheading them.

Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability

Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability

We also need better understanding of what happens to rural people and their cultures when they are forced from their home localities or even far from familiar regions and ecosystems.

Education for All: Rising to the Challenge

Education for All: Rising to the Challenge

Unless we act now by setting strategic priorities, sixty-nine million children will still not be in school in 2015 and 796 million adults will remain illiterate.
 We cannot let this happen!

Can Education Be Made Mobile?

Can Education Be Made Mobile?

The Mobile Schools project makes the entire computer lab and library mobile and independent of local infrastructure, and travels to villages at a relatively low cost.

The United Nations Academic Impact

The United Nations Academic Impact

We hope to help educate young people about the complex, transnational issues of our time, and cultivate a global mindset and a keener sense of global citizenship.

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