Established in 2012 as a way to improve educational outcomes across the globe, the UN Global Education First Initiative addresses important issues facing schools. In particular, the program sets out to improve the quality of education, which dips dangerously low in many world regions. Instead of graduating highly educated students with real academic knowledge, many schools produce students who possess little more than basic literacy and numeracy skills.
To combat low-quality education in schools, the Global Education First Initiative tackles problems such as teacher shortages, a serious issue even in some of the world’s most developed countries. Many classrooms in underdeveloped regions also lack the learning materials and educational resources necessary for an effective education. The initiative also aims to improve vocational training, overcome hunger and poor nutrition, and bolster the student evaluation process.
To learn more about the strategic objectives of the UN Global Education First Initiative, visit the official website at GlobalEducationFirst.org.