‘2030 education goal is unrealistic’ – UNESCO
UNESCO has warned that nations are not doing enough to ensure that every child goes to school – and stays there – by 2030, a key commitment of the 2030 Global Goals agenda.
According to data from the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, one in six youngsters aged between six and 17 will still be out of class in a decade’s time.
Attendance levels are best in primary school, with information from nearly 150 countries showing that 84 per cent of children completed this first educational tier in 2018, up from 70 per cent in 2000.
With an extra push and investment, UNESCO believes that getting all children into primary school “is just possible”, by 2030.
UN News’ Daniel Johnson has more on the story.