Following the recent World Bank report describing how many children and young people in school are not learning another report comes to similar conclusions -education systems are failing too many young people. Quality of education must be the priority,not just access.
More Than One-Half of Children and Adolescents Are Not Learning Worldwide
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
More than 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels (MPLs) in reading and mathematics, according to new estimates from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).
This paper presents the first estimates for a key target of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which requires primary and secondary education that lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes. By developing a new methodology and database, the UIS has produced a global snapshot of the learning situation facing children and adolescents who are in school and out. The data show the critical need to improve the quality of education while expanding access to ensure that no one is left behind. The paper also discusses the importance of benchmarking and the concept of minimum proficiency levels.