New York, July 13, 2022 – According to a new report released by the Education Commission and UNICEF today on World Youth Skills Day, about three-quarters of young people are 15 years old. A. 24 Years 92 Countries for which data is available are not on track to acquire the skills needed for employment.
“Restoring education: Are children and young people on the path to skill development?” Presents an analysis of skills development in early childhood, elementary school age children and adolescents. While the data highlight low levels of skills among children and young people of all ages, young people in low-income countries are less likely to have the skills needed to improve, Especially about future employment opportunities, decent work and entrepreneurship.
Countries around the world are facing a skills crisis
“ A generation of inspired and skilled children and youth is essential for the prosperity, progress and success of the society and economy. Yet most children and young people around the world are frustrated by their education system, leaving them uneducated, uninspired and incompetent. – The perfect storm for unproductiveness ASaid Robert Jenkins, UNICEF Director of Education. “ To address this crisis, there is an urgent need to invest in cost-effective and proven solutions to accelerate learning and skills development for current and future generations. A
With high rates of out-of-school youth and lower secondary skills, countries around the world are facing a skills crisis.With a majority of young people unprepared to participate in today’s workforce, the report said.
Significant inequality between country and people
Deep inequality within the country and inequality among people from the poorest communities increase. In at least one of the three low-income countries for which data is available, More than 85 According to the report,% of young people are off the track in terms of acquiring secondary level skills, digital skills and job-specific skills.
“To give young people the best chance of success and recover from the loss of learning caused by the epidemic, we need to support them as a whole. But we cannot recover what we do not measure. We need to know where children and young people are in acquiring the skills they need and monitor their progress. That’s why the Education Commission, UNICEF and partners have worked to fill the gaps in important information, including the introduction of the World Skills Clock, which tracks progress and educates young people around the world to acquire skills. , Said Education Commission Executive Director. Lisbeth steer.
From the information 77 Countries show that less than three-quarters are children 3 A. 5 The years are consistent with their development in at least three of the four literacy domains – numerical, physical, socio-mental and educational. Age around 10 Year after year, most children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand general text. The building blocks of learning and developing these basic skills, the report said.
Basic skills are important for the development of society and economy
Digital skills, which enable people to use and understand technology, vocational skills that facilitate transition to the labor market, and entrepreneurial skills are essential, including basic reading, writing and numeracy skills, transferable skills, life skills and socio-emotional skills. For the development of children. These skills are also very important for the development of society and economy.
UNICEF and the Education Commission urge the government to provide quality education to every child and to remove barriers to their drop-out risk. ; Evaluate children’s learning levels and offer appropriate remedial courses to bring them up to standard; Prioritize basic skills to lay a solid foundation for lifelong learning; And promoting psychosocial health and well-being by providing comprehensive support. The report highlights the need for more comprehensive information on the skills gap between children and youth of all ages.