UNICEF: "Nearly zero progress" in reducing global out-of-school rate
07.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The percentage of 615-year-olds missing out on school has declined just slightly over the past decade, UN Radio says referring to the UN Childrens Fund UNICEF report.
As to the report, «pervasive levels of poverty», protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies have led to stagnation.
The UNICEF has called for more investment to address the underlying reasons why children are not in the classroom.
As to the report, within 2007, there were 135 million children missing from class, and the figure today is 123 million what is down just about 1%.
In meanwhile, UNICEF Chief of Education, Jo Bourne, said that carrying on with the same approach would not get the most vulnerable children into school, adding that they would just remain «trapped in poverty, deprivation and insecurity».
As to him, governments and international efforts need to concentrate on making schools safe and improving teaching and learning.