By Lecturer Gbolagade Adekanmbi, Acting Director Rashid Aderinoye (auth.), AKPOVIRE ODUARAN, H. S. BHOLA (eds.)
Access to schooling for all, in all places, is likely one of the priorities complex via the overseas Panel on Democracy and improvement. it might be illusory to hunt to advertise improvement or to say to reinforce democracy with out focusing, whilst, on removing the scourge of illiteracy, which nonetheless, this day, impacts one grownup in 5 within the world.
Universal entry to schooling, a gage of social justice, is far greater than a right—it is an open door to freedom: the liberty to start up, to behave and to take one’s personal future in hand. actual, entry to schooling has improved significantly in recent times, particularly to the advantage of ladies who, still, nonetheless symbolize two-thirds of illiterate adults. however the strides made disguise widening disparities, with a few international locations nonetheless being affected by a mix of backwardness and inequality. which means we needs to step up our efforts.
This booklet, issued in honor of the President of the overall convention of UNESCO, Michael Abiola Omolewa, who has committed his existence to the reason for schooling, is an important contribution to aiding men and women of goodwill, who needs to greater than ever struggle to safe for the have-nots of this international the precise to education.
Chairperson of the overseas Panel on Democracy and improvement, UNESCO
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations