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Unesco reveals

Govts unable to meet higher edn demand

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UNB, Dhaka :
Governments across the world are struggling to keep pace with the rapidly rising demand of higher education as many families cannot afford it, shows a Unesco paper released on Thursday.
The new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at Unesco reveals that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014.
The paper sets out a series of measures to make higher education more equitable and affordable, including ensuring that student loan repayments do not exceed 15 percent of their monthly incomes. Anything more threatens to leave the disadvantaged behind.
Six specific recommendations are given to policymakers to ease the situation for all and help ensure both good policy and effective implementation.
These are keeping an eye on the target and make sure those who need help the most are getting it, guarantee equity and affordability in regulatory frameworks, step up monitoring and establish national agencies to ensure equal opportunities, use different admissions criteria to respond to different individuals' needs, establish an agency to coordinate different forms of student aid, such as loans and grants; and limiting student loan repayments to 15 percent of their annual income.

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