Event Date and time: Wednesday 8th November, 2017 | 17:45 – 19:00 

Venue Details: Jeffery Hall UCL Institute of Education | 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL

Organisers: UCL Institute of Education

Event website: The problem of education and development in sub-Saharan Africa

Event Cost: Free

Professor Oketch was educated in Kenya and the USA, and at the IOE runs the innovative Masters programme Education Planning, Economics and International Development. He has published extensively on the implementation of education policies in the developing world, focussing mainly on sub-Saharan Africa, and commented widely in the media on issues relating to his research. His current research spans three themes: ‘Opportunity to Learn’ (the quality of resources, school conditions, curriculum, and teaching that students experience) and inequalities; technical and vocational education and employability; and the financing of higher education. Prior to joining the IOE, Moses worked at Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has also helped to build research capacity in Africa through his involvement with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).

African governments and donor partners have long regarded investment in education as being central to economic growth in the region – but this investment is yet to achieve rapid economic improvement. Why is that? And what should be done to better realise that goal?

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