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“Despite government and international efforts, students continue to perform poorly on many standardized tests,” said Ousmane Tounkara, founding father of Project Bright for Senegal—a nonprofit organization that maximizes every possible resource—or resources that can be used effectively to provide a way out for many economically disadvantaged people living in Senegal, and within Africa as a whole. “Across Senegal, approximately 690 second-grade students were examined for proficiency in literacy, and out of the 690 students tested—twenty percent failed to read a single word correctly—most of them averaging only 22 words per minute. Only five students were able to read and answer comprehensive questions about the test material.”
As you have probably deduced, literacy is a huge problem in the west African country of Senegal.
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