Showing little change, global number of children out of school stalls at 58 million – UNESCO
26 June 2014 – The global number of out-of-school children aged 6 to 11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007, according to a new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, which also reveals that positive change is possible, spotlighting success in 17 countries that have reversed that trend over the past decade.>>>more
1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Unesco
NEW DELHI: Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are out of primary school globally. And India, with 1.4 million children, ranks among the top five nations with kids aged six to 11 out of school.>>>more
UNICEF: 10.5 Million Nigeria Children Out of School。
Almustafa further decried that nearly 6.3 million or 60 per cent, of the 10.5 million Nigerian children who out of school children live in the northern part of the country
The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) Monday said statistics showed that Nigeria has 10.5 million children out of school – the highest number in the world.
UNICEF said recent indications showed that the region, which had been on top of the nation’s out-of-school table, had moved further down the league and needs immediate intervention to get back on track.
It also said, the North-east geopolitical region which has always remained educationally backward may be further drawn back into the woods by the recent Boko Haram siege>>>.more
5.5 million children out of school in Pakistan: UNESCO report
Pakistan has almost 5.5 million children that are out of school, the second highest number in the world only after Nigeria. Pakistan also has the highest number of illiterate adults in the world, after India and China.
These are just some of the findings of UNESCO’s latest report on the state of global primary education that puts Pakistan’s current educational crisis in a glaring, damning light.
By Saim Saeed
Published: February 1, 2014 more
700,000 Ugandan children out of school
Kampala- Uganda is in danger of failing to hit the 2015 Millennium Development Goals on education for all, with the latest statistics showing that 700,000 children have no access to school.
According to a latest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) report, Uganda ranks 11th in the world with the highest number of children out of school.
Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed concern that many children will never start school while those who do are at risk of dropping out before completing the primary >>>>more