Urgent action needs to be taken to fix the education crisis afflicting the Arab region, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan told CNBC on Thursday.
The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million children inside region don’t go to school along with also in which providing them with access to quality education could improve their lives.
“Our region has had its fair share of headline-grabbing crises, although I think one crisis in which hasn’t made the idea to the headlines can be the education crisis,” she said at “The Sanctuary” at the earth Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
“We have over 15 million children, in my part of the earth, who don’t attend school, because of conflict along with also displacement. along with also even those who attend school will tell you in which access doesn’t necessarily ensure quality. So, they’re getting an education in which’s not relevant for today’s job market, let alone preparing them for the future. along with also in which can be definitely a crisis for us.”
Queen Rania told CNBC in which there was no time to wait on fixing the crisis, as education ministries inside Arab region were “already overwhelmed, under-resourced along with also bureaucratic” to take the necessary actions.
“We definitely need to take urgent action, because we can’t wait. We need to look at some of the tools in which are available today. So, applying innovation to education can be something in which I am very much focused on in my foundation,” she said.