Government must effectively fund education, says the rector of United Nations University

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According to Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, rector of the United Nations University on Africa, Ghana’s government must efficiently fund the education of its people.

In an audio interview with Johnnie Hughes that was played on the Sunrise show on 3FM on Thursday, May 25, he called the situation as it stands with regard to funding for education “heartbreaking.”

“It is truly upsetting, and we must take action to improve our educational system. I’ll return to personal accountability. Governments and the political class have obligations to support education, efficiently fund it, and ensure that teachers are present in the classroom. There must be an end to the practice of instructors missing Mondays.

“We must make them responsible for the instruction of our children. However, in order for us to actually be able to address this SGD 4 issue, parents and community leaders must actually be alert to what is occurring in our communities and in our schools.

Prof. Marwal added that it was crucial for stakeholders to talk about the appropriate financing options for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

He disclosed that although the Covid pandemic epidemic has hampered the achievement of the SDGs, the global economy’s structural makeup is also a problem hindering the efforts.

The SDGs include a deadline of 2030 for goal completion, giving stakeholders seven more years to complete all of the objectives.

When asked how the world was doing in terms of attempting to reach the goals, Prof. Marwala responded, “Not very good. We are aware that the great son of Ghana, Mr. Kofi Annan, established the SDGs. In 2015, the SDGs were unveiled. Only 12 to 15 percent of the SDGs were on track, and for the remaining 80 percent, we are falling short of the goals.

“Now that that is established, why? Covid-19 is undoubtedly one of the factors to blame, but the structure of the global economy is also crucial. What is the mechanism we may employ to finance the achievement of the SDGs is something we need to discuss at the table. fund

“It goes back to the issue of reforming the financial architecture, whether it be global, continental, or regional.”

The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, are a set of 17 interconnected goals that are meant to act as a “common blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.”

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are: no poverty; zero hunger; good health and wellbeing; quality education; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice, and strong institutions; and partnerships for the goals.

The SDGs emphasize the interconnected environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable development by putting sustainability at their center.

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