Issues In Education

EFA By 2015-Will We Make it?

This article intends to look at this report with specific reference to Botswana.
The EFA Global Monitoring report portrays Botswana in both positive and negative light. This report needs to be seen in the light of previous reports, for one to fully appreciate the progress made. This particular article focuses on the positive and commendable progress record that the country's education system has made so far.

The positive record includes the attention paid to orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC), who are recognised as facing barriers beyond those affecting all other poor children. According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Botswana is among 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that ensure that OVC have access to educational opportunities. In addition, Botswana has covered 95 percent of the OVC households-thus, the highest percentage among the Sub-Saharan African countries.

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