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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION

The world must do far more to advance sustainable development goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres states this at the world 2021 international day of education

Education has been described as the foundation for expanding opportunities, transforming economies, fighting intolerance, protecting and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
When education is interrupted, it affects everyone – especially students, teachers and families.

As the world continues to battle COVID-19 pandemic, education – as a fundamental right and a global public good – analysts say must be protected to avert a generational catastrophe.

The UN scribe, antonio gutteres said even before the pandemic, some 258 million children and adolescents were out of school, with majority of them, girls.

On the third international day of education, I pay tribute to their resilience in the face of a pandemic that, at its peak, forced almost every school, institute and university to close its doors.
Although this disruption has led to learning innovations, it has also dashed hopes of a brighter future among vulnerable populations.
All of us pay the price.

United Nations wants world leaders to step up efforts to reimagine education – training, bridging the digital divide and rethinking curricula to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to flourish in this rapidly changing world.

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