Education’s digital revolution: why UN Secretary-General António Guterres says it's needed

All around the world, tens of millions of kids stopped going to school. Many of them only recently returned, and some never will.

Can we still turn this around?

Yes, but we need to rethink education, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says in a Global Stage interview with Ian Bremmer.


Guterres says we need to focus less on learning things, and more on how to learn. And this means training teachers to do more than asking students to memorize stuff.

More than two years after the pandemic put many children on Zoom, the UN chief says we must invest big in digital access — but even more importantly, so education systems can prepare kids "for a world that we don't know how it'll be."

Education, he adds, should be permanent so future generations will be able to adapt quickly to needs that'll surely change in the future.

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