Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. – UNESCO
Area9 Lyceum is proud to recognize the International Day of Education (January 24), established by the United Nations as a celebration of the role of education in peace and development. This year, the third annual International Day of Education will be observed on Monday January 25, with the theme of “Recover and Revitalize Education for the Covid-19 Generation.”
“Recognizing the role of education in the development of individuals, communities, countries, and the entire planet is always crucial. This year, as education continues to be disrupted by the pandemic, we cannot lose sight of the vital importance of providing a quality education to all learners—everywhere,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., founder and CEO of Area9 Lyceum.
UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) observed:
“The closure of schools, universities, and other learning institutions, as well as the interruption of many literacy and lifelong learning programmes, has affected the lives of 1.6 billion students in over 190 countries.” As the pandemic continues, considerable challenges impact learning everywhere, such as implementing technical resources and platforms to replace in-person classrooms. In addition, younger students being homeschooled depend on their parents for help, but there is no standard for supporting e-learning at home, UNESCO added.
A quality education for all learners is a cornerstone of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their ambitious agenda to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve lives everywhere by 2030. Specifically, Goal 4: Quality Education seeks to increase access to education and enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. While some progress has been made over the past decade, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in temporary school closures, impacting more than 91 percent of students worldwide, the U.N. stated, adding: “The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education.”
Read the blog by Khurram Jamil, M.D., Area9’s President of Strategic Initiatives: “Combatting the Pandemic Impact: U.N. SDG 4 – Quality Education” on Area9’s initiatives around the globe in support of providing a quality education for all.
Now more than ever, government leaders, learning institutions at all levels, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), business leaders, and others must come together to keep global educational goals on track. “As a new year begins, now is the time to step up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery and the transformation towards more inclusive, safe and sustainable societies,” UNESCO added.
As a leader in next-generation, computer-based adaptive learning technology and platforms, Area9 remains committed to deliver more efficient and effective learning at all levels. Area9 believes that, with the right tools and support, learners everywhere and at every level can gain the knowledge and skills they need for a more sustainable and secure future.
About Area9 Lyceum
Area9 Lyceum builds 21st century skills and competencies through the world’s first four-dimensional learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™. Based on more than 20 years of research into human factors and cognition, our AI-based platform delivers personalized learning at scale—cutting training time in half, guaranteeing proficiency, and making lasting impacts on lives, careers, and business outcomes.
(For more information on Area9 Rhapsode see www.area9lyceum.com.)