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Kaifala '13 Urges Africans to Invest in Education

October 25, 2011

A recent article in PolicyMic by Vermont Law School student Joseph Kaifala '13 called for African leaders to greatly increase investment in their nations' education systems.Map of Africa

"Unless education takes a place second to none in all African countries, the continent will continue to lag behind in human development," the article said. "All African countries must therefore provide free and compulsory education at least at the elementary and fundamental stages, as required by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Kaifala is executive director of the Jeneba Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving education for children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Read the article titled "Africa Must Invest in Education to Overcome Poverty."

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