How many children in the world are not going to school?

How many children in the world are not going to school?

UNESCO reports 263 million children globally not attending school. A new UN report has found around one in 10 children worldwide are not in school. Armed conflicts still pose one of the largest barriers to education, with over 22 million out-of-school children living in conflict zones.

Are there more non-learners in school than out of school?

Worldwide, there are more non-learners in school than out of school. What’s more, 11 per cent of primary-school-aged children and 20 per cent of lower-secondary-aged children are not in school at all. Children and adolescents are excluded from education for many reasons.

How many youth are not in school at the age 15-17?

According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of 15-17 are not in school. New data on upper secondary school aged youth In every region, older youth face greater barriers to education. According to the global average, 15 to 17-year-olds are four times more likely to not be in school than children between the ages of 6-11.

How many children are excluded from school in Africa?

The total includes 61 million children of primary school age, 60 million of lower secondary school age, and includes the first ever estimate of those of upper secondary school age at 142 million. Of all the regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of exclusion.

Should parents choose where their kids go to school?

In districts without school choice, the only part parents can play in determining where their child goes to school in the public system is by choosing where to buy or rent a home, which Whitehurst argues unfairly ties the quality of children’s public education to family income.

Do all children have access to a free secondary education?

Researchers found that there is a long way to go toward reaching the UN’s sustainable development goal of ensuring that all children have access to a free, quality secondary education.

How many boys are denied access to education?

The report found that the number of boys and girls who are denied access to education is up 1 million from 2016 — to 264 million. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all: governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement to announce the study’s findings.