Teacher absenteeism is one of the most troubling obstacles on the path toward universal learning in many African countries.
The Time to Teach (TTT) project is a multi-country research study seeking to collate and strengthen the evidence base on the determinants of teacher absenteeism by investigating the factors that influence teacher attendance in 20 sub-Saharan and Northern African countries:
- Eastern and Southern Africa: Mozambique, Rwanda, Kenya, Comoros, Somalia (Puntland), Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda
- West and Central Africa: Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Gabon, Guinea, Togo, Guinea-Bissau
- Northern Africa: Morocco
The study provides practical recommendations for improving teacher attendance rates, aiming to assist the policy and programmatic work of national ministries of education and UNICEF country offices.
Established in 2017, the project is a collaboration between UNICEF Innocenti, UNICEF regional and country offices, national governments, local research partners, DFID, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mastercard Foundation.