President Akufo-Addo addresses Transformation Education Summit in New York

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By Edward Nyarko

The Transforming Education Summit was held on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly in response to a global crisis in education.

This includes one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide.

The Summit provided a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilise action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.

According to UNESCO, ”Education today is in turmoil. More than 90 % of the world’s children have had their education interrupted by COVID-19 — the largest disruption of education systems in history. For many students, especially girls and young women, this break may become permanent, with potential consequences for their future and for future generations that follow. The pandemic has also exposed large disparities not only between countries, but particularly between different learner groups within countries.”

The Transforming Education Summit is being convened in response to a global crisis in education—one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance.

”The Transforming Education Summit is a key initiative of Our Common Agenda launched by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in September 2021. The Summit will take place during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly and has been convened by the Secretary-General with a view to elevating education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.”

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