Monday, February 23, 2009

Education in Sierra Leone Failing at Risk Youth

Throughout West Africa many students do not finish high school and even fewer go on to college, creating a generation of frustrated youth. Some cannot afford their school fees while others stop after failing their college entrance exams. In Sierra Leone, where a recent civil war was fought largely by teens and children, the government says special attention needs to be placed on education. However, Kari Barber reports from Makeni, Sierra Leone, that despite this results from high school exams foretell what educators are calling a mass failure.