1.3m teachers needed in Sub-Sahara by 2030

1 Apr 2020

With home-schooling now prominent across a number of countries due to COVID-19, what better time for governments, educational institutes and technology companies to come together and explore the opportunity to provide a solid and structured online learning program for future generations.

By 2030, we estimate there will be 177 million primary pupils and a further 130 million in secondary school, bringing the total school-going children to well over 300 million. This represents an estimated increase of 53 million school children from 2020.

The Sub-Sahara’s teaching community will need to increase by 1.3 million teachers by 2030 to accommodate this growth, based on ABiQ’s forecasted population growth of 28%.

This figure is based on assuming a child to teacher ratio of 40:1. But if they introduce a 25:1 ratio, for example, this number would grow to a staggering 2.1 million teaching positions.

With Sub-Sahara Africa’s population reaching as estimated 1.28 billion people over the next decade, this growth will open doors for online learning.

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