Tag Archives: Target 4.3

Success in Dubai: Pushing ahead on SDG 4 data

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Jordan Naidoo, Director, Education 2030 Support and Coordination at UNESCO As we unpack our bags following last week’s meeting of the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) in Dubai, it … Continue reading

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#FeesMustFall: Developments in South African Fees Struggles

by Dylan Barry, a post-graduate physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of … Continue reading

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Students play a vital role in holding governments to account for education

The youth version of the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on accountability was released today.  It contains a call to action in the form of a global campaign, #WhosAccountable, to support the enforcement of people’s right to education ahead … Continue reading

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A penalizing system of accountability in Australia exacerbates equity gaps in education

This blog is written by Dr. Emma Rowe, Lecturer in Education in the School of Education, Deakin University, and the author of a case study on accountability and education in Australia commissioned for the 2017/8 GEM Report. The blog is part of a series showing that … Continue reading

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South African inquiry finds free university education is not viable

The long-awaited report by the South African Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, released by President Jacob Zuma on Monday, has concluded that it is not feasible for South Africa to abolish fees for higher education. This inquiry … Continue reading

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How to open doors to higher education for all: Look to the state of New York

Jim Malatras, President, Rockefeller Institute of Government says that New York’s recent offer of free tuition for state residents is a game changer for making higher education accessible to all. In today’s world, the lack of economic means shouldn’t stifle … Continue reading

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Inclusive higher education in South Africa: not just a policy project but also an ‘ethical project’

By Professor Ruksana Osman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa As the recent GEM Report paper showed, equitable and affordable higher education remains elusive to the majority of students from working class … Continue reading

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