Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don't we do more of it?

A student writes on a blackboard in a classroom at the Loyola Cultural Centre, part of the Centre Esperance Loyola (CEL - Loyola Hope Centre), a West African Jesuit organisation, in Agoe-Nyive, a suburb of Lome, April 15, 2013.  The cultural centre provides education programmes to those who it believes would otherwise not have a chance to succeed in school and also because education is crucial to the struggle against HIV/AIDS.  According to the African Jesuit AIDS Network, there were 120,000 people living with HIV in Togo in 2009, but HIV prevalence in the country seems to be on a downward trend.  Picture taken April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (TOGO - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) - RTXYTJK

Countries could easily provide more training opportunities for adults. But they need to be pushed Image: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Alan Tuckett
Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton
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