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200M children in the world are out-of-school

200M children in the world are out-of-school
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Education aids easy acceleration of achievement of progress towards SDGs.

The right to education is entrenched in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration stresses free and mandatory elementary education. Likewise, the Convention on the Rights of the Child which was adopted in 1989 assert that countries should make higher education accessible to all. Education is globally regarded as a human right, a public responsibility and a public need. To celebrate the role of education in ensuring peace and development, the United Nations General Assembly announced January 24 as International Day for Education.

In September 2015, when the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there was a recognition of education as an essentiality for achieving all its 17 goals. Education is highly significant for acceleration of progress towards all the Sustainable Development Goals against global recession, the climate crisis and growing inequalities. The Sustainable Development Goal 4 is particularly focused on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.

600 million children cannot read or do basic math.

Education helps children out of poverty and directs them towards a promising future. However, there are currently over 200 million children and adolescents across the world who are out of school; about 600 million children and adolescents who lack the ability to read and do basic math; about 30 percent of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa complete junior secondary school while some four million children and youth refugees are out of school. According to human rights, there is violation of the children’s right to education.

Lack of inclusive and equitable quality education and long-lasting opportunities for all would not make countries succeed in achievement of gender equality and elimination of the cycle of poverty that affects millions of children, youths and adults across the globe. The Transformation Education Summit was therefore organized to address the global crisis of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance in education. The Summit provides an opportunity for elevation of education to the forefront of the global political agenda, mobilization of action, ambition, solidarity and solutions for recovery of pandemic-related learning losses and enable transformation of education in the world.

Children in northern Nigeria are deprived of education.

Although primary education is officially free and mandatory in Nigeria, over 10 million of the children aged 5-14 years in the country are out of school; about 60 percent of 6-11 year old children attend primary school on a regular basis and only 35 percent of children from age 36-59 months get early childhood education. In north-eastern Nigeria, almost 3 million children require education in emergencies support in three states affected by the conflict; Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

Education deprivation is highly apparent in northern Nigeria and is propelled by different factors which include economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that demoralize attendance in formal education, mostly for girls. However, 29 percent and 35 percent of Muslim children in north-eastern and north-western states, respectively, receive Qur’anic education which lacks inclusion of basic skills like literacy and numeracy. Officially, children who attend such schools are considered out-of-school by the government. There is therefore a need to ensure educational provision in these states.

Agency ensures quality education from childhood to higher education.

UNESCO is saddled with the responsibility of providing global and regional leadership in education, strengthening education systems around the world and responding to contemporary global challenges with the aid of education, emphasizing gender equality as a fundamental principle. It is concerned with quality educational development from early childhood education to higher education and beyond. UNICEF support education by contributing to pre-primary education in 129 countries across the globe through “building political commitment to quality pre-primary education through evidence generation, advocacy and communication.


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7 days ago

200M children in the world are out-of-schoolEducation aids easy acceleration of achievement of progress towards SDGs. – Express your point of view.

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7 days ago

200M children in the world are out of school could be trace to the system created in a country, state and region that doesn’t encourage children to go to school. The northern part of Nigeria is very guilty of this. Despite the federal government effort to ensure that most north children attend school the community system of communication and encouragement is extremely poor.

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7 days ago

The UNESCO as organisation and most of the international organisations like World Bank are really trying in the improvement of education across the globe because if education go down, development will also go down across the globe.

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7 days ago

Education is recognized all over the world as a fundamental human right, as well as a public responsibility and a public requirement.

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7 days ago

200M children in the world are out-of-school. Education is very important for children all over the world. Africa have the highest number of children out of school in the world

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7 days ago

Education is globally regarded as a human right. The act of depriving of being educated is an abuse of right. Mostly to the girls in the north. I feel the gov’t should emphasize on gender equality and render supports to the agencies to strictly deal with anyone going against liberation.

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7 days ago

Wow, so in order to honor the importance that education plays in preserving both peace and development, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared January 24 to be International Day for Education.

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With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations, there was a recognition of the importance of education as a prerequisite for accomplishing any of the agenda’s 17 goals.

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In every corner of the globe, people agree that access to quality education is not just a moral imperative but also a basic human right.

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The World Bank, UNESCO, and other international organizations are working to enhance education worldwide because if education declines, development will too.

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Education lifts impoverished youngsters out of their circumstances and points them in the direction of a brighter future.

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The Summit presents an opportunity for education to be elevated to the forefront of the political agenda on a global scale.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is charged with addressing the world’s most pressing educational issues by leveraging the transformative power of education on a worldwide scale.

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Education helps elevate children from disadvantaged backgrounds out of their current circumstances and guides them toward a more promising future.

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7 days ago

Imagine the rate of children out of school is on the high side more than 200million,that’s on the high side and education they say is the key,more needs to be done for these kids to be back in school,all thanks to agencies like UNICEF,UNESCO for always been there.

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7 days ago

It is very surprising that 200M children in the world are out of school. There are several factors that can be responsible for this which can be the system of government, community/ religious beliefs, lack of finance etc.

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6 days ago

Education is really important and will do good well for the children 200M children out of school is not good education will bright the future of the children

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6 days ago

Government should support education more because it helps poor children escape their predicament and puts them in the direction of a better future.

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6 days ago

Countries will not achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty that affects millions of children, youth, and adults worldwide without inclusive and equitable quality education and long-lasting opportunity for all.

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6 days ago

Globally, people consider education to be a human right. It is an abuse of rights to prevent someone from receiving an education. mostly to the northern girls. I believe the government should place a strong emphasis on gender equality and provide resources to the agencies

Abusi
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6 days ago

This is so heartbreaking. A lot of children are out of school all over the world. Things should be done to get children into schools as soon as possible.

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