70 Years Until All Children Can Attend Primary School
In a shocking new UNESCO Report, it is estimated that it will take another seventy years before we see all children attending primary schools on a global scale. Previously, world leaders had claimed that by 2015 primary schools would be accessible to all children worldwide. It has become clear that this figure will not be achieved in the distant future and the UNESCO Report author, Dr Pauline Rose, has described the lack of schooling opportunities as a ‘global learning crisis’.
Currently, approximately 57 million children do not receive even the most basic of schooling; recent world conflicts and natural disasters have only served to increase this number.
COUNTRIES WITH THE MOST CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL
- Burkina Faso
Dr. Rose also points out the gender gap, giving preferential education to boys rather than girls, especially in poor rural areas needs to be addressed. It is predicted that all girls will not be able to attend secondary education until the next century. This is conditional on aid payments to developing countries remaining uniform through the years.