Bangladesh leads South Asia in efficiency at the secondary education level
Bangladesh leads South Asia in efficiency at the secondary education level. The region has the lowest number of unskilled youth in secondary education between the ages of 15 and 24 in Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh lags behind Bhutan, Sri Lanka and India in digital skills among the same age group.
Secondary school-level skills refer to the traditional reading and math skills typically associated with schooling. And 57.8 percent of the youth of Bangladesh do not have this skill in terms of this skill. The World Skills Clock highlights these facts. The World Skills Clock is a joint initiative of the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, Education Commission, GenU and World Data Lab. It is an interactive web tool. It highlights the extent of the current and future global education and skills crisis. On Thursday ahead of World Youth Skills Day, UNICEF and the Education Commission launched The World Skills Clock along with the release of this report.
Digital literacy refers to the use and knowledge of technology. The proportion of young people who can perform basic computer related activities is taken into consideration.
Meanwhile, the UNICEF and Education Commission’s report titled ‘Recovering Learning: Are Children and Youth on Track in Skills Development?’ states that nearly three-quarters of the world’s youth lack the necessary skills for employment. This information was reported by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and the Commission on Education in a report that analyzed data on youth aged 15 to 24 in 92 countries. The report attributed this to high rates of out-of-school youth and poor attainment at secondary level. It has been said that due to this, various countries of the world are suffering from skill crisis.