14 May 2018

UNAI Quiz: Education for all
















The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles. The third of these principles is:

Education for All - A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity

Test your knowledge about this UNAI principle with the UNAI Quiz!!

Scroll down to the bottom of this article to find the answers.


1. What can be understood as basic education?

a) Education that provides professional and specialized training.

b) Education that aims to meet basic learning needs.

c) Education acquired at home.

2. Is there any kind of gender inequality in education?

a) No, girls have the same educational opportunities everywhere.

b) Yes, there is no gender parity in any country.

c) In some countries one can find gender disparity in education.

3. Are schools a safe refuge for children?

a) Yes, because schools are protected under international law.

b) No, because schools are not protected under international law.

c) No, because despite legal protection, in many conflict zones schools are targeted by armed groups.

4. Is there any relationship between education and poverty alleviation?

a) Education will only be possible for someone once he or she is no longer poor.

b) Education does not help alleviate poverty.

c) Education does help to reduce poverty.

5. Can education help reducing intolerance?

a) Yes, it is a key factor to foster understanding.

b) Yes, but only in certain cases.

c) No, intolerance should be addressed using other means.




1. b) The glossary of UNESCO's Institute for Statistics defines basic education as a "whole range of educational activities, taking place in various settings, that aim to meet basic learning needs" comprising "primary education (first stage of basic education) and lower secondary education (second stage)" and covering "a wide variety of non-formal and informal public and private activities intended to meet the basic learning needs of people of all ages”.

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2. c) According to the Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review 2018 "only 66% of countries have achieved gender parity in primary education, 45% in lower secondary and 25% in upper secondary".

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3. c) UNICEF has said that in many conflicts around the world schools have been attacked which is why it has made a call to all parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under International Law to immediately end violations against children and the targeting of civilian infrastructure, including schools.

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4. c) In the report Sustaining Gains in Poverty Reduction and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa published by The World Bank it is said that for instance "education can help a family climb out of poverty directly by increasing household income, through increasing the productivity of selfemployed workers, or by enabling access to higher-paid jobs".

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5. a) UNESCO has stated that "Intolerance is very often rooted in ignorance and fear: fear of the unknown, of the other, other cultures, nations, religions. Intolerance is also closely linked to an exaggerated sense of self-worth and pride, whether personal, national or religious. These notions are taught and learned at an early age. Therefore, greater emphasis needs to be placed on educating more and better. Greater efforts need to be made to teach children about tolerance and human rights, about other ways of life. Children should be encouraged at home and in school to be open-minded and curious".

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