Ninety-six percent of children of school-going age are enrolled in schools. But less than half the children in grade five can solve simple two digit subtraction problems, or read texts meant for grade two children.
If the numbers are not bad enough, what makes it worse is that the numbers have gone down since a similar survey conducted in 2010- enrolment numbers have remained similar, but the quality of education has gone down.
If kids learn nothing in school, why should parents not put them to work instead? Why struggle to send them to school?
I despair for my country.
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