QOLAC emphasize to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
At QOLAC we understand that we are in a global learning crisis, that’s why we emphasize inclusive and quality education. More than 57 million children of primary school age are still out of school. 1 On the other hand, we cannot have those young people growing up without the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive members of our society. Our societies cannot afford it.
But business needs a creative, skilled, innovative workforce. And investing in education creates a generation of skilled people who will have rising incomes and demands for products and services – creating new markets and new opportunities for growth. However, corporate business policies and practices can impact education priorities.
For ensuring quality education QOLAC has to build school and college management software that delivers all possible digital facilities to students, parents, teachers, and employees. Educational institutions are welcome to use school and college management software, access control, and other digital education equipment.
Children, youth, and adults still confront discrimination to access quality learning opportunities despite the international affirmation of the right to education.
Even when children and youth go to school, often they are not learning. Two hundred and fifty million children of primary school age cannot read or write; some (130 million of them) even after spending four years in school. 2 About 774 million adults – two-thirds of whom are women – cannot read or write. 3
Business and management schools play a key role in shaping the skills and mindsets of future business leaders and can be powerful drivers of corporate sustainability.
Launched in 2007 during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) has become the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools.
The mission of PRME is to transform business and management education, research, and thought leadership globally while promoting awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals, and developing the responsible business leaders of tomorrow.
The initiative counts over 650 business and management-related higher education institutions across 85 countries. PRME is governed, alongside the UN Global Compact, by a Steering Committee comprised of the major accreditation bodies, specialized and regional associations.
PRME works with UN Global Compact participants to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals in academia and connects responsible businesses with higher education institutions to help recruit talent with sustainability mindsets, skills, and capabilities. 4
Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. Although the number of children in the world has grown, the number in primary schools has not changed. Even those who do attend school don’t always learn to read and write. Discrimination still keeps some children and adults from quality learning opportunities. This occurs despite the international affirmation of the right to education.
Constrained educational resources and poverty often limit access to education. Additionally, the skills students learn in school don’t always match up with workplace needs. This contributes to unemployment and deprives businesses of the talent they need and that will drive broader economic growth.
Business leaders around the world have recognized education as one of the most urgent sustainability challenges. However, business investments in education have often been small, short-term, uncoordinated, and unequally distributed. Increasing smart investment in education over the long term is needed.
Investment in education expands business opportunities, creating new markets and customer bases. It also results in a more skilled workforce, increasing productivity and driving business growth. A more educated workforce leads to better wages and more disposable income for consumer spending. 5
- UNESCO. Schooling for millions of children jeopardized by reductions in aid EFA Global Monitoring Report Policy Paper 9. Paris: UNESCO, 2013. | https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000221129
- UNESCO. Education for All Global Monitoring Report Paris: UNESCO, 2012. | https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000218003
- Principles for Responsible Management Education | https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action/management-education
- Improving learning worldwide to benefit business and society | https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/our-work/social/education