Published in El Pais, 7 July 2021.
During COVID-19, many countries stopped their public education due to the lack of internet or lack of training for teachers to educate online. This has put the right to education at risk, but above all it has widened the gap with children and young people who do have access to private education and who have been able to access an online education program more quickly.
The lack of universal access to education today will have consequences on people’s access to employment. Companies require highly trained people to increase their productivity. How can we help our children and adolescents?
Many schools and universities in the world are launching the creation of more MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that have free access or at affordable prices to courses. The idea is to make the possibility of acquiring skills and knowledge more flexible with the support of a name, be it school or university. With these possibilities, the doors to the world of work are opened worldwide. The only challenge now is having access to the internet and knowing languages, especially English to access countless high-quality courses.
Education is known to be key to the development of any country. The generations that are being formed now are the future of public and private organizations. Future innovations and the improvement of the quality of life depend on these ideas. In ten years, do we want to live in a developing country or a developed country with job opportunities? Consequently, it is critical to create adequate strategies for education today.
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