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Celebrating International Day of Education – Empowering the Mind

Today marks the first United Nations International Day of Education and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Many times when education is mentioned at the advocacy level, it usually refers to girl child education or the millions of uneducated children in the world together with a staggering statistic of 262 million children and youth still do not attend school.

While that is crucial, a large percentage of the adult population is under-educated.

Education should be an ever-continuous activity.

But for many, after getting their first degree, it is believed that they have attained the zenith that is required of them.

In increasing productivity and earning power, there must be a deliberate action taken to increase in learning.

Audrey Azoulay, UN Director General, shared this message on the occasion of the International Day of Education

“…education is the most powerful force in our hands to ensure significant improvements in health, to stimulate economic growth, to unlock the potential and innovation we need to build more resilient and sustainable societies.”

While we complain about the unemployment and underemployment, and advocate for government to provide better healthcare systems, power and create an enabling environment for economic growth, we have a responsibility to ourselves and our immediate dependents to make the most of what we have.

And one tool to increasing productivity and consequently, improving your life is education.

And this doesn’t have to take place within the four walls of an institution.

Technology and the availability of the internet have made learning accessible and affordable.

You can increase your knowledge by

- Registering for online courses and certifications

- Reading books

- Attending seminars/Masterclasses

- Having a mentor/coach

The list is endless.

It just points to the fact that nobody has any excuse to remain at the same level year in, year out.

Write down one way you will increase your earning cum learning this year. You can share with us in the comments.

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