Category Archives: Secondary school

Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic growth in the US and elsewhere, investors may well see sub-Saharan Africa – … Continue reading

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Reaching All Children with Education: Lebanon’s national education response strategy to the Syria crisis

By Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education In Lebanon, the five years since the beginning of the Syria Crisis have had a significant impact on its people and its institutions. With an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees now hosted … Continue reading

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Tanzania abolishes secondary school fees. But does anything come for free?

It is extremely good news to hear that the United Republic of Tanzania has cancelled school fees at the secondary level. This new policy aims to free families from any fees and contributions to education for 11 years of schooling. … Continue reading

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Why universal secondary education can help fight climate change

By Raya Muttarak, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW and WU), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Not only have climate scientists agreed that humans are contributing to climate change, but recent … Continue reading

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Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually fewer girls out of school than boys. When averaging out the gender parity … Continue reading

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What kind and level of literacy will create sustainable societies?

Today is International Literacy Day, focusing on the theme of ‘Literacy and sustainable societies’. The day will pay particular attention to exploring and consolidating the synergies between literacy and each one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted at … Continue reading

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UNESCO committed to leading coordination of new education agenda

by Jordan Naidoo, Director- Education For All and International Education Coordination, UNESCO As Education 2030 –the new international education policy—takes root, countries will begin the difficult task of reviewing their education policies and systems in order to improve education and … Continue reading

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