UNESCO: States struggling to keep pace with growing demand for higher education
21.04.2017 09:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, the UNESCO (UN Cultural Agency) has issued a new research paper entitled «six ways to ensure higher education leaves no one behind», setting out a series of measures to make higher education more equitable and affordable, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, the research paper says governments are struggling to keep pace with the growing demand for higher education.
As to the UNESCO, the number of university level students worldwide doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014.
Also, there are large disparities in access, with the cost of higher education often falling to families, many of whom cannot afford it.
As to the report, the research paper also recommends that student loan repayments not exceed 15% of a student monthly income.
Anything more threatens to leave the disadvantaged behind, the report warns.
The research paper says only 1% of the poorest students have spent more than four years in higher education, down against 20% of the richest.