If universal secondary education is to be achieved, there is a need to go beyond traditional solutions. Open schooling is a flexible and cost-effective response to providing secondary education at scale by using ODL. It can address issues of social justice by reaching out to girls, out-of-school youth and providing second chance opportunities to adults.
There is ample evidence that investment in the education of girls not only has short-term benefits for these girls and their families but also helps to prevent gender inequalities in the future. The social return on investment in girls’ education consequently far outstrips the investment itself.
This panel discussion is part of a dedicated Girls’ Education Day linked to the Global Education Summit 2021.
Join the event:
To hear more about the ways open schooling approaches can be used to provide learning opportunities for girls unable to access schooling.
To learn how open schooling can facilitate the return to formal schooling for those girls who have dropped out.
To find out how governments have addressed learning loss due to school closures during the pandemic.