Equity and Inclusion in Tertiary Education

Tertiary (post-secondary) education is the career-deciding step for most students. It is also a key driver of a nation’s prosperity and social wellbeing. It can provide a productive workforce while encouraging innovation which is important for sustainable growth and creating a more equitable society. However, Equity and Inclusion is grossly lagging in tertiary education for developing and underdeveloped nations compared to the developed ones. With a focus on better policies and execution, we can take concrete steps to address it. This blog post identifies the gaps in tertiary education backed by data and highlights progressive solutions to address them.

The Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning

Peer-to-peer learning is one of the most effective and efficient ways of learning. The flexibility and openness in peer-to-peer learning make learning much more convenient. New technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate and as we now live in an era of lifelong learning, the trend will make peer-to-peer learning more valuable and acceptable. By unleashing its power, we could liberate the last 3 billion people in the world who are deprived of quality education by providing them with the right learning options and making them gainfully employed.

Teamwork in Education: A critical factor for success

It’s no secret, Teamwork is considered a critical factor for success in any profession – corporates, startups, NGOs – you name it. However, when it comes to the current education system, it does not emphasise teamwork. Instead, by design, our schooling and university education system develop individuals with certain skills. No doubt, individual capability development is genuinely required, but it should not be at the cost of learning how to make a collective impact.

Employers are taking less cognizance of College Degree

Employers are looking for evidence of ability rather than just a degree. As a result, the education and skill development systems are evolving towards decentralized, tailor-made, and demand-driven arrangements.

AI & Sustainable Development

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to accelerate our journey in reaching the SDGs. We have seen plenty of examples of how AI and related technologies made incredible impacts in healthcare, energy, agriculture, retail, telecom, transportation etc.… However, we have hardly seen the impact of AI in the social and environmental spheres yet. With SDGs in place, we will now see several such applications. Not only SDGs but several top tier companies are also now considering sustainability as seriously as their balance sheet.


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