Running head: RESPONSE TO “TIME FOR SCHOOL” VIDEO
The video revolves around education with a comparison and contrasting view on a few
selected countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. In particular, the view brings out education as a
transforming factor from the traditional way of thinking to a civilized way of living. In the video,
the narrator gives the background of the state of education access to children in these countries.
He states that there is the low population of girls going to school in Benin due to factor such as
cultural restrictions such as a value that girl should not all go to school; there must be some
involved in the cultural convent as in Benin community featured in the video. Lack of girl child
empowerment has been seen as one of the reasons for uneducated girls in Benin. With education
initiative as Regina does in the Video, triggers girl education in undeveloped countries. Regina, a
revolutionist, initiates Girl’s Education Program by having village meetings and persuasions to
promote girl child education.
With the process of education in progress, the video highlights the change in the
population of girls going to schools, for example, 11% of Benin girls accessing education.
However, education comes with challenges. The narrator reveals out challenges an African child
face in learning which includes but are not limited to finances to support children in their
education, lack of parental back, the limited number of schools, limited number of teachers, and
inadequate writing material, among other resources. According to Taole (2014), teachers are
faced with large classes of students, and attending to individual student becomes hard hence
compromising the quality of education. In this case, it means that there are few schools and
access to resources such as textbooks is anoth...
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