Sarath Shyam

Studying in an international school opens opportunities on a global scale. It gives the students exposure to world cultures that upgrade and improve their learning process.  In Africa, international school education is experiencing huge demand. ISC Research predicts that the current figure of over 700 English-medium international schools could swell to over 1,518 international schools in Africa and teach over 625,000 students by 2025.

For instance, the growth of international schools is evident from the increase in the number of institutions offering International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in Africa. The first school in Africa to offer an IB program was in 1977 in Tanzania, and today there are 148 IB programs offered by 121 schools in 33 countries across the continent. In a statement, IB officials say that rapid economic growth across the continent coupled with a young population gives the IB a chance to establish itself as the education of choice for students looking for high-quality international education. Indeed, five of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa, with Ethiopia taking the top spot, according to 2019 figures from the World Bank.

Coupled with large expatriate communities, a proliferating middle-class population looking for US or UK curricula for their children makes Africa an excellent choice for international schools to thrive. In this issue, we have identified 10 Must-Watch International Schools in Africa – 2022 that have been performing exceptionally well to fulfill the new-gen African dreams. On the cover, we feature Gavin McCormack, Co-Founder of & Education Influence, who has led hundreds of teacher training workshops in schools across the globe, including the U.K., France, Australia, India, and Nepal.

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