Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.
Less developed countries need not emulate wealthier ones when establishing their technical and vocational training systems.
Online courses play an important role in accessing quality higher education, even more so during the pandemic. But most higher education systems do not have a process in place to accept credits from online courses not offered by their own institution.
School reopening should be done on a risk-based approach – with situations closely monitored, particularly for the effect of COVID-19 variants – and school closure be used as a last resort.
Bangladesh not only kept girls in school but improved their lives on multiple levels with a simple, low-cost stipend program. It offers valuable insights for school systems around the world struggling with the pandemic.
Sri Lanka is making progress on improving public TVET, but IT courses have yet to generate the needed employment opportunities.
It’s an inevitable process to harness the power of the digital revolution in education programs.