Afronews Flash  October

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African megacities: what development in favor of climate preservation?

Sensitive climate changes and significant demographic growth are inducing and will induce significant growth in African cities. These are topics addressed in the recently concluded African climate week (29 September) and present in the Coalition for Urban Transition report.

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Uganda : schools without teachers

In the September 30 issue of the Guardian. an article by Alon Mwesigwa dealt with the fact that many teachers in Uganda will not return to teaching in schools once the closure of the pandemic is over. The problem mainly concerns private schools, where teachers' salaries and other expenses are all covered with fees paid by parents: closed schools = no pupils = no tuition = no salary for teachers. Many teachers therefore worked hard to survive: those who went back to farming, those who asked for food from the same parents as the students, those who opened a small grocery store: the majority of them claim that they will not return to the professorship. If we consider that 40% of primary schools and 60% of secondary schools are private, run by individuals, religious and business entities, which cannot benefit from government aid, we can imagine how the problem of education looks dramatic. ...

Still rain in the wet!

item:  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/30/ill-never-go-back-ugandas-schools-at-risk-as-teachers-find-new-work-during-covid