A latest report from the World Bank has shown that the majority of primary and secondary schools, in low to medium income countries, are failing to properly educate youth.
The World Bank is worried that the trend is likely to result into what is being called a ‘’Global Learning Crisis’’ where children go to school without learning.
The 2018 World Development Report ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’ argues that without learning, education will fail to achieve the elimination of extreme poverty and creation of shared opportunity and prosperity for all.
For countries like Malawi, a majority of the population is in the rural areas where there are already pressing challenges in the delivery of education.
Examples can be given of children, in various schools across Malawi, who attend classes administered in English, yet they fail to communicate in the same language.
These result in a majority being lowly learned, ending in many of them having limited access to opportunity and well paying jobs.
According to World Bank Group President such shortfalls in education, are exacerbating poverty and are a great injustice to children.
The Breton Wood Institution, consisting of the World Bank and IMF, has since called for increased investment in the education sector and proper assessment systems to ensure schools are producing an educated population.