On Thursday, February 4, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center convened a high-level group of US and foreign government officials, scholars, and representatives of civil society for a day-long symposium on the state of primary education in Africa. The workshop reviewed a report on the same subject by Africa Center Senior Fellow the Honorable Constance Berry Newman, former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs, which offers policy recommendations on how the United States and its international partners can best support African governments to make much-needed reforms and investment in primary education.

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