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International Day of Education 2022: Theme, History and education during Covid

United Nations’ (UN) International Education Day is observed on the 24th of January every year. In the current year, 2022 the fourth International Education Day is being celebrated on Monday, 24 January.

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International Day of Education 2022: History, significance, importance, celebrations, theme and education during covid

International Day of Education 2022 is on Monday, 24 January 2022, making it a dynamic of the United Nations to make sure about the rights of every individual which one carries with oneself but does not acknowledge or claim it.

The Celebrations of International Day of Education include the role of education for peace and development.

United Nations’ (UN) International Education Day is observed on the 24th of January every year. This year, 2022 the fourth International Education Day is being celebrated on Monday, 24 January.

International Day of Education 2022: Theme

“Changing Course, Transforming Education” is the Theme of International Education Day 2022 proclaimed by Unesco (United Nations).

The purpose of this theme is to strengthen and welcome the revival of education. Education in its usual and formal way has observed a huge gap in the year 2020-21.

All activities, especially educational activities, remained under-cover and were frozen with the wave of CoronaVirus which started in China and closed all educational institutions there, it encapsulated the whole world.

Now a ray of hope has appeared when our generation who suffered very much during the Covid-19 period and thus labeled itself the Covid-19 generation, will start going to school, college and universities.

The physical recovery from this pandemic is that we are back at our work and are sound and healthy but mental recovery is only possible when our education may also be back on track which is the most vital thing to do.

Education in this regard is so important that we even require education to avoid the contamination of viruses. We need to educate ourselves about health concerns and the health of the whole community.

Hence vitality of education is always there but the theme of the 2022 international day of education also stresses to realize the fundamental right of everyone to education.

This will help to build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful future and its importance must be redressed for the large benefits of our generation.

Theme of International Day of Education for the previous year 2021:

“Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.”

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The United Nations’ aims to spread education that is included in the basic needs and privileges and in turn human responsibilities and duties.

International Day of Education History:

First-Ever International Day of Education

The first-ever International Day of Education was observed on the 24th of January 2019. This year it would be the fourth time when International Day of education will be visualized to proclaim that Education comes under the basic needs of every person.

Acknowledging it vigilantly, The UN’s General Assembly has made it possible to preach its message to every corner of the world and reflected a clear impact.

It also sounds for the betterment and welfare that education keeps inside itself; an educated individual, a civilized individual and hence a civilized society, blessed with opportunities and optimism.

Significance and Importance of World Education Day:

Why is Education Day celebrated?

The International Community has stressed in its adopted charter where it intends to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The first and the foremost significance to commemorate this day is that education is essential for the success of all 17 of its Sustainable goals.

Hence, this day works as an umbrella that shelters and covers many other motives of the United Nations and the message conveyed through this day has a wide range of effects and authorities.

Among many challenges and short-comings that the United Nations has to comply with is poverty and it is an interesting and more preferably astonishing thing to know that in many countries including third world countries, the percentage of poverty is almost equal to the percentage of illiteracy.

There is a famous Chinese proverb; don’t give your fish to anyone in order to help him, teach him how to catch a fish and it would make a lot of difference.

The United Nations cannot at once eradicate poverty but it can create opportunities to minimize its effects and education is one of the salient power to do so.

Education and Covid-19:

Covid-19 or CoronaVirus is a respiratory disease that started in China and then reached every corner of the world. The spread of this fatal disease was so quick and unusual that it rattled the whole world.

It was noticed that the disease spread through the air and touching other people or things where the virus becomes an inhabitant.

Millions of people came under its effect and in no time, it made the masses caged in their houses.

Education was also not an exception as a huge gathering was found at educational institutes and the governments were compelled to close down the educational institutions and even lock down the whole sectors so that the alarming spread of the virus could have been escaped.

Hence, under the strict lockdown and in the period of sheer anxiety and fear, education was a hope, a motivation, guidance, a supporter and well-wisher.

Where online education kept the people busy and didn’t let their minds go astray towards depression, it also guided them well to achieve what people cannot do routinely.

The Pandemic Covid-19 taught us that Education for our generation is not linked with the institutions and general sources like books only.

In the harder times, education must not be paused, hence through devices like mobiles and computers, the online study continued and there was no risk of getting contaminated with the virus

  • Education is a tool that provided hope and work during Pandemic Covid-19.
  • Covid-19 affected the institutes but it could not evacuate the minds.
  • Children suffered but online education also met their demands.
  • Education brought people out of depression and anxiety.

International Day of Education Celebrations:

All world countries including the USA, UK, India, Pakistan, China, UAE, Australia, Turkey, Germany and other countries have celebrated the International Day of Education simultaneously on 24th January since 2019.