Global Education and the Learning Crisis
264 million children and youth are out of school and millions more are not learning. Education is fundamental to ending poverty, yet hundreds of million of children are denied access to quality education.
- 124 million children and young people have either never started school or have dropped out, and the number is rising.
- 1 in 6 secondary school age children are not in school.
- Up to 50% of children with disabilities are out of school and children in conflict affected countries are 1/3 less likely to complete primary school.
- More half of primary school children are not learning to read by the end of primary school and three quarters of secondary school children are not learning basic secondary skills.