"Everyone has the right to education." This phrase is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It refers to education in all countries, for girls and boys as well for all adults. In Perspective, we spoke to David Atchoarena, head of UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning. He told us why adult education is not just a right, but also essential to tackling the world's social, economic and environmental uncertainty. He also explained why some groups, such as migrants and prisoners, are still struggling to access education.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has upended its education system. Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have shelled over 1,000 schools, fully destroying nearly 100 of them. Not even educational facilities serving as emergency shelters have been spared. Still, teachers across the country are doing what they can to continue to offer a safe education. Among them is Zoya Lytvyn, a Ukrainian entrepreneur and education expert. She joined us for Perspective.
Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school
Cases of physical abuse, bullying, and molestation are becoming rampant in Nigerian schools. These heinous acts, though, are not only perpetrated by students on their fellow students, but also by those handed the responsibility of nurturing these scholars – their teachers and guardians.
The Taliban has said they want to allow girls to continue attending school. That does not mean, however, an education in the Western sense of the word.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of education exclusion globally, according to the UN. Nearly 60% of youth aged 15 to 17 are not in school. Activists on the continent are now fighting to change that.
2 Dec 2021
Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to limit teaching about homosexuality and transgender topics in schools. Hungarians will get the chance to vote on the issue, perhaps on the same day as next year's national election.
3 Nov 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
3 Nov 2021
The much-awaited Anambra gubernatorial election comes up this Saturday, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is assuring residents of its readiness to organise a hitch-free poll.
10 Oct 2021
Unlike most other countries, the Philippines has decided to keep schools closed for another year to contain COVID-19. Rights advocates warn millions of children without internet access are missing out on an education.
27 Sep 2021
Even though the Taliban's reliance on foreign aid money could moderate their stance toward women, higher education for girls and women in the country still faces many challenges.
9 Sep 2021
Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin, a creative, festival curator, producer, and programmer with 15-years of experience in music and film production, shares his view on education, Africa, and how he earned a two-year fellowship at the University of Art, Berlin without having the first degree.