Written by Blair Glencorse onThe World Beyond 2015:
“The post-Millennium Development Goals framework is currently being negotiated among governments and civil society participants around the world. Unlike the previous goals, which emphasized universal primary education as a key aim, it is essential that any successor targets ensure a concomitant focus on tertiary education. The youth bulge is growing: young people between the ages of ten and twenty-four now constitute 25 percent of the global population, with most in the global south, and these youths must have the skills to manage governments, businesses, and civil society bodies. If they do not, political and economic transitions will be unsustainable.
Encouragingly, a university, college, or vocational education is also increasingly seen by young people to be one of the most important opportunities available to them. It is a means to generate higher income, a way to better make sense of the…
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