Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1964

Full Length Research Paper

Equitable access to education and development in a knowledgeable society as advocated by UNESCO

Chemulwo Monicah Jemeli
  • Chemulwo Monicah Jemeli
  • Department of Information Science, Faculty of Education, Paul's University, Kenya.
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Ali Muhammed Fakandu
  • Ali Muhammed Fakandu
  • Abdullahi Fodiyo Library, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 29 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2019
  •  Published: 23 March 2019


Any vision of knowledge societies must affirm the core aspirations for peaceful and sustainable knowledge societies in a way that acknowledges the interests of all stakeholders. It is essential to recall that knowledge societies are concerned with human development, not only with technological innovation and its impacts. This report focuses the role equitable access to education play in achieving equitable knowledge society. UNESCO’s vision of equitable knowledge societies builds on equitable access to education. The widespread recognition that equitable access to education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy has made high-quality equitable access to education more important than ever before. The imperative for countries is to raise higher-level employment skills, to sustain a globally competitive research base and to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society.


Key words: Education, equitable access, knowledge society.