Over 260 million children and youths across the world have no access to education, a new report published Tuesday by the UNESCO showed.
The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova urged a common effort to come over the educational failure, saying: “There are today 264 million children and youth not going to school — this is a failure that we must tackle together, because education is a shared responsibility and progress can only be sustainable through common efforts.”
The report is based on data from 128 countries over the period 2010- 2015. “According to the report representing 90 percent of the global population of upper secondary school age, less than one in four young people had completed upper secondary school in 40 countries and less than one in two in 60 countries,” she said. “There were only 14 countries with a completion rate of at least 90 percent,” she said
“Governments are the primary duty bearers for the right to education, yet this right is not justiciable in almost half of countries, and the primary course of action for those with a complaint is lost,” she added.—Agencies