INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION

International Day of Education

International Day of Education is to celebrate education and reflect on the importance of learning for development and peace. Imparting education is not limited to institutions, each of us has a duty to promoting quality education. Access to education can lift many out of poverty and pave the path for a promising future.

History of International Day of Education

In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development. Times have changed, and so have methods and mediums of learning.

This year, the Sixth(6) International Day of Education will celebrate the theme “Learning For Lasting Peace”

International Day of Education is a call for action bringing individuals, civil society, and policymakers to take solid steps towards ensuring that primary and secondary education is given to children, as well as improving youth engagement in education.

WHY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT

Education is a human right: To deprive someone of this right is tragic, as it can make the difference between a turbulent or prosperous future because, Education is the key to sustainable development

Empowering individuals: At the core of it, educating an individual means empowering them. It empowers them to think, generate ideas, set goals, and have a purpose.

EMPOWERING QUOTES ON EDUCATION

Malala Yousafzai

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world”.

Nelson Mandela

“The most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

A Chinese proverb

“If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people”

Malcolm Forbes

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

Benjamin Franklin

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

 

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