In recent times we have seen an uproar which have been against Education in the world especially in Africa.
Africa has been one Continent with most out of children in school, with the help of UNICEF and other well meaning bodies which have been trying to reduce the rate of out of children in our society.
The environment(some regions) in which we find our self frown at this development and are trying to frustrate the effort of the government and well meaning bodies to help train the child to get a better education.
Below are some Threats to Education
1. BOOK HARAM IN WEST AFRICA (NIGERIA)
This group was Founded in 2002, initially focused on opposing Western-style education - Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language.
This group was said to have abducted more than 200 school children, More than 2,000 schools were shut, while hundreds had been attacked, looted or set ablaze, Unicef said, Bomb threats and bomb incidents continued to disrupt schools in 2018-2020 school year.
The government of the west African country are still in a fight with this insurgency.
Boko Haram still remains a Threats to Western Education.
2. NOT ENOUGH FUNDING (Budgetary) FOR EDUCATION
it's no News that greed in the land is what leads to the downfall of an economy which makes me brings out the topic of non funding of the Educational system.
Lack of funding or Not Enough funding means low salaries for teachers. Cuts to education spending affect all aspects of students' academic experience, from the condition of the school building like decapitated buildings not enough infrastructures in the school like library, staff rooms, laboratory, health center e.t.c to the courses offered and the teachers in the classroom.
The global organization of education recommended the budgetary benchmark to enable nations adequately cater for rising education demands which is suppose to be 15% of the national budget for a year.
The fight is still one "Invest in the child means investing in the future"
3. POOR PARENTING AND GUIDANCE
The parent also contribute a large part in the schooling of children, Parents are meant to provide the basic needs needed to meet the challenges of life, But most parent never care to enrol his/her ward in school or are ignorant to know the usefulness of education on the child's Life.
However We have also heard stories of parents following their wards to schools to fight or harass teachers all because their wards were cautioned.
All this causes threats to the educational system.
4. Corona Virus ( Covid19)
The outbreak of the corona virus which occurred at the end of 2019 sounded like a think of joke, early 2020 we started hearing cases saying the virus has been a global pandemic.
This lead to millions of student world wide to stay home for 4 months and still counting.
We still have a lots of threat but these are the major points affecting my(our) immediate environment, let's encourage education for it is what makes our society grow.
wow so many forces trying to bring down education in Africa but they would never prevail education would us win... With education the world would be a better place.