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Female Education and Mission

A Burkina Faso Experience

Philippe Ouedraogo

Regnum (2014), 263pp, ISBN: 19083-5511-9


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This volume is the result of six years research in ‘Overcoming Obstacles to Female Education in Burkina Faso’. It narrates how Christians and religious groups can speed up female education and contribute to the socio-economic growth of Burkina Faso. Religious culture and traditions were seen as a problem to female education. However, the evidence from this research shows that Christianity is also part of the solution to a quality female education, thus a key factor of socio economic growth of the country.
This unique contribution, based on actual results, points to the root causes of, and possible solutions to, the problems facing female education in Burkina Faso and in the developing world generally. The particularity of Dr Ouedraogo's contribution to the debate is that it is independent and it adds insights into the existing research undertaken by both government and international agencies. I have found Dr Ouedraogo's work insightful but it also demonstrates a solid academic study across three languages and different cultures. I trust
that the educational actors in Burkina Faso and beyond, students,teachers, administrators, government officials and other partners in socioeconomic development, will find this work a valuable and useful reference tool.

Tertius Zongo, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso


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