Why the GPE Summit is about much more than donor money

Why the GPE Summit is about much more than donor money Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit taking place on July 28th and 29th will focus a spotlight on the gap in education funding around the world. The GPE’s own estimate is that the annual gap […]

Why the GPE Summit is right to look beyond spending

Why the GPE Summit is right to look beyond spending Role of technology in improving learning outcomes When the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Summit opens on Wednesday it will turn the world’s attention to the gap in worldwide education provision. By its own estimate, more than 400 million children have been failed — […]

Why data is the answer to education Building Back Better

Why data is the answer to education Building Back Better When the United Nations 76th General Assembly (UNGA76) opens in New York on Tuesday it will do so still under the shadow of the global COVID pandemic. Unlike in 2020, when world leaders stayed away and delivered their pre-recorded speeches by video, this year’s gathering […]

How an exodus of young Nigerians spurred a rethink on schools

How an exodus of young Nigerians spurred a rethink on schools The governor of Edo State describes a radical overhaul that is attracting attention abroad It is the right of every child to receive a quality education. Denying anyone access is not just an abuse of their rights — it also reveals a catastrophic failure which must […]

Nigeria’s education reforms and President Buhari’s GPE commitments

Nigeria’s education reforms and President Buhari’s GPE commitments The Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) was successfully completed two weeks ago, and a letter signed by President Muhammadu Buhari calls for action which must not be ignored, writes Stephen Onyekwelu. Two weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote and signed a commitment […]

UNGA76 reveals Global Education Data Gap

UNGA76 reveals Global Education Data Gap The world’s leaders have all spoken and the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly has ended. This year’s UNGA was a hybrid — part live event, part virtual — due to the continuing impact of the COVID pandemic. Some African leaders, such as President Buhari of Nigeria, chose to travel to […]

Why treating girls equally delivers for everyone

Why treating girls equally delivers for everyone The COVID pandemic has had terrible consequences across communities, across borders – and across generations. Young people may be less likely to fall seriously or fatally ill from the virus, but it has nevertheless affected them badly too. And that is especially true for girls and their education. […]

Why Africans have so much to tell the world about education

As UNESCO celebrates its 75th birthday, why Africans have much to tell the world about education – by Hon. Gbovadeh Gbilia Africa is often presented as a continent with the greatest of education challenges. Look at any of the statistics and it is obvious why that is the case. School attendance rates, literacy rates, teacher […]

Remote Learning During COVID-19 Lockdown is Preventing Learning Loss in Nigeria

EDOBEST pupils

When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced schools and businesses to close across Nigeria in March 2020, school girl Aisosa thought Christmas had come early. BENIN CITY, Edo State, Nigeria, December 8, 2021 —  Like for most students worldwide, her school closure presented an extended period of holiday and unlimited hours of playtime with her friends. “The […]