$5 billion for the Global Partnership for Education will help secure our future

Even before COVID-19 hit, the world was experiencing a global learning crisis: 90% of children in low-income countries could not read and understand a simple sentence by their 10th birthday. In Nigeria, three-quarters of primary teachers could not pass a fourth grade test.

The onset of COVID-19 is exacerbating this: at its peak, the pandemic pushed 1.6 billion children out of school. 8 out of 10 children surveyed in 46 countries reported that they have learnt very little or not at all since COVID-19 began. This lost potential is catastrophic, not just for individuals, but for future economies and generations. The cost of lost potential from lack of learning is equivalent to US$129 billion per year or 10% of global spending on education.

To avoid turning the global learning crisis into a catastrophe, investment in education is necessary. But COVID-19 is threatening a deprioritization of education in budgets, and the

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Why developing cybersecurity education is key for a more secure future

Cybersecurity threats are growing every day, be they are aimed at consumers, businesses or governments. The pandemic has shown us just how critical cybersecurity is to the successful operation of our respective economies and our individual lifestyles.

developing cybersecurity education

The rapid digital transformation it has forced upon us has seen us rely almost totally on the internet, ecommerce and digital communications to do everything from shopping to working and learning. It has brought into stark focus the threats we all face and the importance of cybersecurity skills at every level of society.

European Cybersecurity Month is a timely reminder that we must not become complacent and must redouble our efforts to stay safe online and bolster the cybersecurity skills base in society. This is imperative not only to manage the challenges we face today, but to ensure we can rise to the next wave of unknown, sophisticated cybersecurity threats that await us

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Frustrated graduate burns his certificates after failing to secure a job

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Frustrated graduate burns his certificates after failing to secure a job

– The inability to secure a job has led a young Nigerian graduate into burning all his certificates

– The man identified as Usman Abubakar tore the certificates into pieces before setting them ablaze

– Unemployment is one of the issues the country is battling with and Abubakar seems frustrated with it

A young Nigerian graduate identified as Usman Abubakar has reportedly burnt all his certificates over the inability to secure a job.

Part of the certificates burnt by the young graduate from Katsina state included the ones he obtained from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), higher institution and secondary school.

Usman Abubakar burnt all his certificates after failing to secure a job. Photo credit: Gistreel

Source: UGC

The frustrated young man gathered all the certificates, tore them into pieces before setting them ablaze.

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3 reasons a public health degree can provide a fulfilling, secure and high-paying career

Trying to decide what you want to study can be overwhelming. Factors like job satisfaction, outlook, growth, and pay are all important in considering a career path. Fortunately, some degrees, like Utah Valley University’s Community Health Education degree, commonly known as Public Health, is tailor-made to lead you to a fulfilling career that checks all the boxes.

More than ever before, public health is on everyone’s mind. From how to stay healthy in a pandemic, to making sure you are making healthy decisions for your specific needs, public health professionals are a valuable asset to individuals, families, and communities.

It’s not only becoming more relevant in today’s society, but the job outlook is positive too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public health jobs are expected to increase by 11% through 2028. While it may seem like a small number, it’s much higher than the average career outlook. Besides

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Pearson splashes out to secure former Disney exec Bird as CEO

LONDON (Reuters) – Education publisher Pearson PSON.L has tapped Andy Bird as its next chief executive, turning to a media veteran who helped build Walt Disney’s DIS.N consumer online business to complete its tricky digital transformation.

FILE PHOTO: Caidence Miller, a 4th grader at Cottage Lake Elementary, works with his grandmother Chrissy Brackett as they try to figure out how to navigate an online learning system. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo

The British company, which has endured a tumultuous four years as it adapts from selling textbooks to online courseware, said it had agreed to pay more than normal to secure such a “rare” talent whose experience fits with Pearson’s requirements.

Bird will replace John Fallon, who cut thousands of jobs and sold off assets in response to a string of profit warnings during his more than seven years in charge of the world’s biggest education group.

The new CEO will receive

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