INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION JANUARY 24TH 2022
United Nations’ International Education Day is observed on the 24th of January every year. This year’s theme proclaimed by UNESCO is “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.
The celebrations of International Day of Education include the role of education for peace and development. Education is a human right and it is essential for the success of all Sustainable Goals.
Due to the spreading of Covid 19 Virus and its variants Governments were compelled to close down the educational institutions.
Through mobiles and computers online education kept the people busy thus avoiding depression. No risks to be contaminated by the virus.
Without inclusive quality education countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Today 258 million children and youth do not atttend school, 617 million children and adolescent cannot read, less than 40% of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some 4 million children and youth refugees are out of school.
The right to education is being violated.
Ebe Panitteri Martines
IIW President 2021-22