For the most disadvantaged, access to education opportunities is lowest
The report shows that progress has been made in this direction for women, but marginalized and vulnerable groups such as rural population, tribals, migrants, elderly and people with disabilities, Are still deprived of access to these educational opportunities.
159 countries took part in the survey and out of these 60 percent Has reported that there has been no improvement in the participation of persons with disabilities, migrants and prisoners.
24 percent of countries say that the participation of rural population has decreased, and the participation of elderly population has also decreased by 24 percent.
GRALE5 The report urges member states to make major changes in the way adults are educated and educated, for which appropriate investments must be made to benefit everyone.
Audrey Azule, Director General of UNESCO, stated, “I urge governments and the international community to join us in our efforts to ensure that the right to education is realized for all.”
He said that technology and society have changed rapidly, and keeping in view the global challenges, it is important for the common man to have access to lifelong learning and teaching.
“Learning and honing new skills through adult literacy and education will have to be made regular. The most important skill of the 21st century is the ability to learn.”
More than half of the countries participating in the survey have said that since the year 2018, adult literacy and participation in education has increased, but challenges remain.
The participation of girls and adolescents has improved considerably, with the participation of all groups still considered inadequate.
In a total of 159 countries, about a quarter say that less than one percent of young people and adults 15 years of age or older participate in education and literacy programs.
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the worst affected areas. According to 59 percent of countries, at least one in five adults is benefiting from education.
But for Latin America and the Caribbean, the figure drops to 16 percent, compared to 25 percent for Europe.
The reason for the high participation rate in Africa is said to be another opportunity for adult literacy and education.
According to most countries, conditions have improved in the curriculum, assessment and professional development of adult educators. More than two-thirds of countries have reported progress in pre-service and in-service, training opportunities and working conditions.
However this progress depends on the region and income group.
UNESCO believes that in view of contemporary challenges such as climate change and digitization, it is imperative that ordinary citizens be aware, trained and active, so that they can recognize their responsibilities towards shared humanity and the earth.
Citizenship education is an important measure in this regard, and about 74 percent of countries are in the process of developing or implementing policies on citizenship education.