Regions with higher than average university attainment in the 1960s continue to have higher university attainment rates today.
The face of Africa’s educational high-achievers is changing.
A protest sign in rural Wales.
Perhaps this crisis will focus minds on the problems caused by neglecting rural areas.
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China’s hukou system is a relic of the Mao era – and it’s holding the nation’s rural population back.
Low-cost private schooling isn’t accessible to children in Nigeria’s rural areas.
It’s unusual for children in Nigeria’s rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it’s of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
Getting internet access to rural areas can be difficult.
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Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Campaigns like the Lagos AIDS Walk have created awareness of HIV in Nigeria’s capital, but they are lacking in rural areas, where stigmatisation is rife.
Creating HIV services at primary health-care centres in Nigeria may improve the uptake of antiretrovirals, but it won’t tackle the issue of stigma.