Education is far too important to be left solely to the government or educational institutions

| December 14, 2017

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I believe that it is no longer enough for us to pay lip service to education; now is the time to insist on transparency and accountability in education, said Victoria Ibiwoye, youth representative of the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee from Nigeria. Less than five days after the launch of the youth version of the GEM Report, Victoria joined Dr Koumbou Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, the GEM Report Director Manos Antoninis, and fellow youth ambassadors Helge Schwitters and Dylan Barry for a digital launch event. The 2017/8 Youth Report addresses the theme of accountability in education and the role of students in upholding and championing the right to education.

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