According to the NGO Save the Children, following the pandemic, the education system in Libya is at “extreme risk” of collapse.
Undoubtedly, education is one of the biggest victims of the pandemic and years of civil war in Libya. Low digitization and political instability have meant that thousands of Libyans do not have the opportunity to attend a class or go to school.
In fact, according to an analysis by the NGO Save the Children, following the arrival of the coronavirus in the African country, the education system is at “extreme risk” of collapse, due to the difficulties the nation is facing in the midst of this situation.
For Fathi Bashaga, former Minister of the Interior and current presidential candidate, the response of Libya to the pandemic has not reached an adequate level because of the poor and deteriorating health infrastructure throughout the country, as well as the misuse of funds allocated to address the crisis.
But how can the culture of corruption that has plagued Libya for years be tackled? Bashaga explains that part of the solution lies in transforming education and the perception of the people about the labor market.
“It is key to work on changing perceptions and providing the right environment for small businesses and startups. At the same time, it is especially important for younger generations to understand that the job market goes beyond working for the government sector,” he adds.
The candidate also proposes to introduce modern programs in the education system and to support teachers, so they can take courses in international institutions in order to improve the quality of teaching in schools, colleges and universities.