Why fixing the Arab world’s education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Why fixing the Arab world's education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Pressing motion must be taken to repair the schooling disaster afflicting the Arab area, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan instructed CNBC on Thursday.

The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million kids within the area do not go to highschool and that offering them with entry to high quality schooling might enhance their lives.

“Our area has had its fair proportion of headline-grabbing crises, however I feel one disaster that hasn’t made it to the headlines is the schooling disaster,” she mentioned at “The Sanctuary” on the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

“We now have over 15 million kids, in my a part of the world, who do not attend college, due to battle and displacement. And even those that attend college will inform you that entry does not essentially guarantee high quality. So, they’re getting an schooling that is not related for at this time’s job market, not to mention getting ready them for the longer term. And that’s actually a disaster for us.”

Queen Rania instructed CNBC that there was no time to attend on fixing the disaster, as schooling ministries within the Arab area had been “already overwhelmed, under-resourced and bureaucratic” to take the required actions.

“We actually must take pressing motion, as a result of we won’t wait. We have to have a look at among the instruments which are accessible at this time. So, making use of innovation to schooling is one thing that I’m very a lot targeted on in my basis,” she mentioned.