1 in 5 children, youth and adolescents is not in school


According to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), there are about 263 million – or one out of five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide out of school and this number has barely changed over the past five years.

Despite strenuous efforts to get every child into primary school, there has been little or no progress at the global level over the past decade, with 9% of children of primary age denied their right to education in 2008, and 9% still out of school today.

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