The International Day of Education celebrated with a focus on improving the universal quality of education. Various public and private sectors, governmental and non-governmental organisations observed the day internationally by promoting education as the fundamental right of a child. The international Day of Education is sponsored by the Nigeria’s permanent mission in the United Nations. The resolution demonstrated the world’s political will towards providing quality education to all and achieving sustainable development by 2030. It only reiterates the importance of education in development and its essentiality for sustainable development goals.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION ?
International Day Of Education is a manifestation of world’s political power’s will to improve the standards of education and their resolution towards eradicating illiteracy. It also reiterates the importance of education for the world’s social and economical development. The observance is expected to improve the quality of education and protects the rights of the student community. The nations together, will reach out to the masses stressing on the importance of education and also the role that it plays in achieving the goal of sustainable development by 2030.
Education plays very important role in eradication of poverty, illiteracy and providing livelihood through employment, developing skills, improving health and sanitation, economical and social development, high living standards, better hygiene and reduced crime rates. Education is a one stop remedy for many social issues. It is also the most important factor leading to the UN’s sustainable development goals by 2030.
The observance also stresses the fact that the education is not only a fundamental right but also a necessity to achieve sustainable development, not to mention the role that education plays in poverty eradication, generating employment and leading to social and economical development.