Regional synthesis of national studies and reports on out-of-school children and adolescents
10 September 2021QUALE has developed a regional synthesis of national studies on out-of-school children and adolescents in collaboration with the regional office of UNICEF for West and Central Africa. The studies were conducted between 2012 and 2019 by West and Central African countries. The synthesis offers a regional perspective and provides country-wise summary sheets outlining the main barriers to schooling identified by these national studies. In addition, the synthesis focuses on three main thematic areas: (i) girls’ education, (ii) the effects of conflict and crises on schooling, and (iii) children with disabilities.In the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic when countries are engaging in strategic reflections to mitigate its effects on education systems, especially school exclusion, such a regional synthesis has become opportune and indispensable. This synthesis goes beyond just the identification and analysis of the principal factors contributing to non-enrolment and early school dropouts. It also presents avenues for countries to more finely analyse and combat school exclusion in order to make their education systems more inclusive and relevant to the needs of the population and national economies.
Inventory of offerings and institutional mechanisms for regulation of Quranic and Islamic education in West and Central African countries