Alice Albright expresses condolences for the people of Papua New Guinea after the earthquake that struck the country earlier this week. The Global Partnership for Education stands ready to support the Ministry of Education over the months to come to help with resuming of classes.
The recently released report: “Five years of education reforms in Balochistan: wins, losses and challenges for 2018-2023” highlights the improvements this region has made in improving access and the quality of education, and highlights that more than 1200 teachers were recruited under the GPE-funded program in an effort to improve learning outcomes. However, despite these improvements, several challenges remain including ensuring the barriers to girls' education are overcome and the number of out-of-school children is reduced.
The ministry of general education and instruction of South Sudan in partnership with UNHCR launched Refugees Education Information Management System (REMIS), a new data collection and analysis tool to help improve monitoring and planning of education programs for refugee children living in South Sudan. This tool aims to bridge the gap in refugee education data and help better plan programs that promote the inclusion of refugee children and adolescents in the national education system, as well as allow them to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education.
Alice Albright reacts to the attack in the Central African Republic that killed 5 education personnel near Markounda.
This week the federal government of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Commission, with the support of UNESCO, organized a three-day conference on Lake Chad. During this conference, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Getachew Engida said that education is the sustainable tool that will resolve the humanitarian, insecurity and agricultural problems of this region. He also added that UNESCO is working with countries on the borders of this region to develop new curricula and train educators in an effort to empower women, girls and citizens.