Across the world, more than 260 million children are currently not in school. And for those who are lucky enough to go to school, the unfortunate reality is that many of them are not actually learning. Instead, they end up receiving an education that doesn’t prepare them with the skills they need to succeed in life.
It concluded that not only do we need more investment in education, but that we need to use it wisely. The ways money is spent in education has a significant impact on learning outcomes.
Bitter conflict, increasing radicalization, the mass movement of people, growing inequality, climate change, sluggish global economic growth. In a world beset by seemingly insurmountable problems, it can be hard to know where to start to bring about change for the better.
Over the last 15 years, the number of students worldwide has increased by some 243 million, a reflection of governments’ commitment to expanding access to education.
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UN chief urges global support for plan to unlock biggest expansion of educational opportunity in history
For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learning must be available to all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.