LeapFrog Education Into The Future

Education KPI Progress

Legatum Prosperity Index Ranking (of 149)

Human Development Index Ranking

Government Education Expenditure

Sources:
Legatum Prosperity Index. (2018).
The World Bank. (2018).
UNESCO. (2018).
UNICEF. (2018)
U.N. Human Development Progaramme. (2018).

Key Result Progress

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OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN
0
EMPLOYED TEACHERS (THOUSANDS)
0
LEGATUM EDUCATION (OF 100)

Education Vision & Roadmap

Education Vision

Education is a critical element for the development of a nation and the best investment in its youth. Therefore, we emphasizes the importance of creating a world-class education system that requires a complete transformation of the system and teaching methods currently in place and replacing them with more innovative tools & approaches as a basis for all teaching methods, projects, and research. 

Top Challenges

Out of School Children

Sudan has one of the largest number of out-of-school children in North Africa and the Middle East. It’s estimated that over three million children, aged 5-13 years, are not in the classroom. Bedouin children, homeless children and children living in war-torn areas are most vulnerable to exclusion.

Poor Quality of Learning

The Ministry of Education identified 3,692 unqualified teachers in South and East Darfur out of a total number of 7,315 employed teachers. Many teachers in Sudan were found to be untrained, under supervised and unequally distributed between rural and urban areas.

Cultural Pressures

Lack of awareness about the importance of education as well as cultural pressures and the traditional views of the role of women mean fewer girls attend, and remain in, school.

Staggering Drop-Out Rates

Inadequacies in the education system in Sudan have resulted in the inability to retain students who are already enrolled, because of families’ economic hardships that push children to drop out to help their families. It is estimated that 76% of primary age children attend school, but only 28% continue to secondary school.

Neglect of Public Education

The public education system started to deteriorate due to the lack of adequate funding. The total spending allocated to education in 2017 amounted to 829 million Sudanese pounds (approximately $41.4 million), or less than 1 percent  of the total public spending of 96.2 billion pounds.

Disregard of Labor Market Needs

At the university level, many agree that the decision to ‘revolutionize’ higher education increased the number of students enrolled in universities. However, the decision did not take into consideration labour market needs, and many graduates have struggled to find work.

Voice of the People

Top Recommendations

Short-Term

Revamping the Curriculum & Learning Materials

New educational models that focus on building children’s and youth’s abilities to improve their lives should be introduced. The availability of free, quality textbooks and learning materials for each student is also essential to achieve world-class education standards.

Reducing Costs of Private Schools

Private school costs have remarkably increased in recent years with no evidence of any increase in the quality of education provided. Immediately addressing this issue is vital to control rising costs, and to ensure that high-quality education is offered to students.

Focusing on the Education Workforce

Federal education funding should provide incentives to adopt proven strategies to improve workforce quality and effectiveness through increasing wages and ensuring that sufficient and continuous training.

Long-Term

Access to & Completion of Education

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to and complete free equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes. 

Promotion of Sustainable Development

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity. 

Safe Learning Environments

 By 2030, build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability, and gender sensitive and that provide safe, inclusive, and effective learning environments for all. 

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