From the article:
“In this Better Angels interview special guest host Tom Fletcher speaks to former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown and Director of the Education Commission Liesbet Steer about the new International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd).
IFFEd has been proposed to generate the huge sums needed for countries to ensure all their young citizens can go to school and receive a quality education. The facility was announced earlier this year by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres with the support of the World Bank President, and in this Better Angels interview special Tom talks to the key people behind the facility to explain the overall vision and how it will really work.”
This is a Wonderful initiative, what a time to be alive!Quality education is key to pupils and students realizing their full potential. I have taught philosophy courses for 18 years in the university and this has improved greatly on the quality of learning. We need to do away with rote learning I have authored a book on critical and creative thinking for undergraduates and currently working on a general copy for interested learners towards the realization of this goal. Thank you and hope to be part of this great initiative. Helen
Great initiative, quality education is key
An excellent initiative especially to help developing nations. Most of schools not desirable as mention by Gordon Brown are found many public schools in Nigeria and other African nations. The missing gap of compulsory teaching of Health Education in schools especially in developing nations in contributing to academic achievement of learners, lowering the burden of diseases, improving sanitation in schools and communities,safety in schools and improving quality of life should be addressed. Effective application and monitoring of funds should be considered as most government in developing countries do not use the funds as expected.
Olawale Moronkola PhD, Professor of School, Community Health Education and Curriculum Studies, University of Ibadan