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Universal Education to Take a Century’s Time to Be Accomplished: UNESCO’s Report

Jan 30, 2014 15:13 IST

    UNESCO's 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report has brought out some worrying facts such as Universal education will not be accomplished until next 100 years and this learning crisis will make governments to shell out $129 billion each year. Through the report the UNESCO warned about the crisis which will affect generations of Children if no corrective measures are mulled and implemented. The report was released on 29 January 2014.

    The Report Summary revealed that 10% cost spent globally on primary education is being drowned on substandard quality of education which is not able to make children learn. In poor countries this circumstance leaves one kid out of four not being able to get literate as s/he is not able to read a single sentence. The report recommended the governments to provide best teachers to those communities who need the most as good teachers are the solution to improving the situation.

    This year’s report is titled as "Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all", and it mentions that the learning crisis is to stay here for several generations which is going to affect the disadvantaged the most.

    The report described that in many sub-Saharan African countries, for example, only 1 in 5 of the poorest children attain the primary school education, where they can learn the reading basics and mathematics.Seeing the current trends the UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova stated that the world requires 5.2 million teachers by 2015.

    The report not only talked about developing or underdeveloped countries but high-income countries as well having the same problems. As per the report, even in high-income countries, education systems are weakening considerably large minorities.

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