World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED): Moving from rhetoric to action on widening access to HE
Today is the second World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED). Dr Graeme Atherton, director of the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in the United Kingdom, resumes that the evidence suggests that, while there is a growing community of institutions and individuals taking forward innovative approaches to widening access to higher education across the world, deeper global commitments across the sector are lacking. He calls for moving from rhetoric to action on widening access to HE in a joint manner. He shares the concern expressed by global education leaders gathered earlier this month in Paris to discuss the progress towards SDG 4 is undoubtedly genuine. It is also clear, he states, that the problems in the school system are at the root of many of the disparities in access to and success in higher education and these have to be tackled by all. A report on University World News from November 23rd 2019.
Release date: 25.11.2019