• Equity and innovation dominate agenda  

(London, 16/06/2022) At its yearly meeting, the Education World Forum discussed the deficiencies in educational support and brought attention to the imperative of developing novel strategies to mitigate the disabling impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

During the meeting, more than one hundred education ministers, along with partners and firms from the private sector, discussed the realities of their respective countries and exchanged information and experiences regarding the practical steps that are necessary to address the aftermath of one of the most compelling school disruptions in recent history.

The most striking observation made during the thematic discussions, as reported by a dispatch from London, underlined the enormous differences that exist between those who are in better economic circumstances and those who are in less fortunate ones.

Building Forward Together: Stronger, Bolder, and Better was the topic of the event that took place in London.

The procedure of readjusting to the closing of schools and reorganizing the delivery of education shed light on the severity of inequality that exists all across the world. One delegate specified

According to Liberia’s Minister of Education, Professor D. Ansu Sonii, the forum is an important platform for sharing experiences from various education systems and the common pathways to greater results. This information was provided by Prof. D. Ansu Sonii.

In spite of the difficulties caused by a lack of resources, the policy and the common learning methodologies “offer a new dimension for our team to sharpen the vision to which Liberia’s education system is already constructing and reforming upon.” The Minister emphasized that

The Global Education Forum is a significant opportunity to keep education at the forefront of decision making. This should be done by emphasizing the fact that education is still the light of the world and that, as a result, learning and teaching are still extremely important to the generations that will come after us.

Minister Sonii conducted conversations with a variety of education partners dealing with current technology to provide improved learning outcomes and education support while the forum was in session.

During the discussions, Liberian schools and other institutions with partnership aspirations were brought together with partners who were already producing outcomes.

The Minister is of the opinion that the meeting is a positive development because it demonstrates that Liberia is searching for more methods to improve and diversify the educational system.

The transition from essential texts being available in printed books to being accessible online was a primary topic of discussion during meetings with some of the service delivery partners who were exhibiting at the London conference.

According to Minister Sonii, the transition will reduce expenses associated with the mass printing of books and guarantee consistent access across the nation.

Ms. Susan Acland-Hood, the Permanent Secretary for Education of the United Kingdom, stated that the gathering was founded on a desire to improve learning and education from a global perspective. The delegates were motivated to ensure that the world is a better place and that the next generation is better prepared for the task they will inherit, as stated by Ms. Acland-Hood.

More than 116 nations and 115 education ministers were present at the event. She argued that the event emphasized unique issues since it brought together people from all over the world; nonetheless, many of the challenges were fundamentally similar and occurred repeatedly.

She addressed the problem of the advantageous to the least advantageous, the issue of recovering from the terrible impact of COVID-19, as well as the challenge of the widespread disruption to education services. The problems that come with vocational education and training, as well as the necessity of aligning with companies in order to provide swiftly required skills to drive industries and bring back jobs, are daunting.

We need to develop global communities that are more open to one another in order to build on the progress made at the conference.

These kinds of communities will bring together individuals and students from all over the world to participate in an interconnected forum of knowledge that is aimed toward the resolution of the most difficult problems of the future.

She advised everyone there to successfully exploit the advances made during the forum in preparation for the event that will take place the following year.

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