Declining Educational Quality throughout the Pandemic while it’s the Key to our Future
by NAJYA HANI ASSEGAF | 13 August 2021, 19:23 WIB | AL JAZEERA | UNICEF
The UNICEF council discusses the importance of educational quality and how it is a key component to guide our future.
13th of August 2021,
Early 2020, the whole world was struck by a global pandemic, due to that, students were forced to study remotely. The UNICEF council discusses how socio-economic factors have impacted the accessibility and quality of education in both developed and developing countries.
The most prominent issues that have been discussed by the 37 delegates include funding, mental health awareness, and education quality as remote learning has aspects of all three issues, yet the council came to an agreement that education quality is the root of the issue. Education quality, specifically the significant drop that every nation has experienced since the start of online learning. Educational quality becomes a determining factor to our future, as what nations are teaching to children now are the pieces of knowledge that will be carried on for future generations to come
The Delegate of Qatar stood out during the discussion of education quality as they had prepared prior to the council a few solutions which could be implemented globally which include the following; Deploying Technology and Also ICT for Education (known as DETECTION), Collaborate with International Organization (known as CIA), and Assessment and Evaluation of Education (known as Affection).
The following is a description and elaboration of the solutions the Delegate of Qatar has sent directly to Al Jazeera.
“Deploying Technology and Also ICT for Education (known as DETECTION)
Pursuant to SDG 4 about quality of education, the State of Qatar encourages all member states to ensure that all pupils have access to primary and secondary education. The State of Qatar further invites all member states to boost up the technology and also ICT to prevent technology from becoming a barrier for pupil’s education. The technology could help encourage the teaching and learning process by bolstering the common interactions within the following provisions such as progressing the quality of instruction by illustration, pre-recorded lessons from high-quality instructing.
Collaborate with International Organization (known as CIA)
Fostering UNICEF’s past actions, the State of Qatar highly endorses all member states to collaborate and could provide financial assistance in providing infrastructure, technology, and material for the remote learning program.
Assessment and Evaluation of Education (known as Affection)
According to the Convention on The Rights of The Child (CRC), the State of Qatar calls all member states and UN bodies to participate in assessing and evaluating the progress that has been made by the countries regarding the development and accessibility of remote learning in every country. To measure the success of all the programs above can be seen through the statistics that must be reported by each country every one year.”
With this solution in mind, the council will continue to discuss other solutions which could possibly be integrated into the draft resolutions to implement and effectively educate the leaders of our future.
Follow along for updates on the draft resolutions and further discussions on the current solutions.