UNESCO: Fast growth in enrolment threatening higher education

The Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report), an editorially independent, authoritative and evidence-based annual report published by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has expressed worry that higher education as a cornerstone for sustainable development, is being challenged by rising student enrollment. According to the report by the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) of UNESCO, student enrollment had doubled to 207 million globally since 2000, and the demand for higher education has continued to be on the increase. This was even as the UNESCO in the report…

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