- Survey comparing reading and numeracy levels among children in East Africa shows that less than a third of Standard Three pupils in East Africa can read, write and solve simple mathematical problems.
- By Standard Seven, one in five still do not possess the basic literacy and numeracy skills expected of a seven-year-old.
- Children from poorer households perform worse than those from wealthier backgrounds.
- Education budgets in East Africa have tripled from $985 million in 2000, to nearly $3.9 billion this year.
- The education system desperately needs some new, innovative approach to make sure that children learn the skills that they need through the formal education system.