There is an awkward trend in parenting and education in the modern Yoruba family. New generations of Yoruba children who do not speak or understand the Yoruba language are emerging in different countries around the world and most shamefully in Nigeria. Children born to Yoruba parents and raised in Nigeria do not speak Yoruba because their parents prefer
One of the key components of success in any career is continually expanding your knowledge and skills related to your chosen profession. However, it is one thing to understand the importance of developing your potential, and it is another to fit continuing professional education into an already busy schedule.
Educational inequality is a major infringement of the rights of women and girls.
All countries have pledged to eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005. According to the new edition of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, 54 countries are at risk of not achieving this goal on present trends.More than 56 percent of the 104 million out of school children are girls and over two-thirds of the world’s 860 million illiterates are women. But reaching equality is not just a question of numbers.
In his Editorial following EFA Week UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura supports all forms of non-formal approaches to providing learning opportunities for out-of-school children, particularly those that involve the community. “Governments, international organizations, donors and non-governmental organizations should consider this,” he says, “all options for learning are apt provided the quality of education is not compromised, and unorthodox approaches are worthy of dignity and recognition.”