1 Million Children In India Still Get No Education

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 June 2014, 04:37 Hrs
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BANGALORE: In spite of major improvement in the literacy rate in India more than a million children are still out of the school. A great population of children is found working in some factory or some small shop. According to united nation’s report, in countries like India, Indonesia and Pakistan the number of children not going to the school aged 6 to 11 is still high with a name sake improvement since 2007.

On a good note, India has managed to condense the number of out of school children in the past decade. 17 countries including India, Nepal, and Iran have managed to reduce the number by 86 percent, from 27 million to less than four million in past ten years. According the UNESCO institute for statistics, 43 percent children out of school, including 10 million boys and 15 million girls will never be able to enter the school if the situation continues to be the unchanged.

The deficiency of global progress is a result of increasing rate of population in the whole world. In sub-Saharan Africa have more than 30 million children who are not going to school. Out of these most of them will not go to school ever and the rest are at risk of drop in case they start.

Though the number of adolescents out of school has fallen down about one third from 2000 in South and West Asia, the section still have the highest population of about 26 million for non school going adolescents.

According to UNESCO, it is not hard to decrease the number. Eliminating the fees, concentrating more on ethnic and linguistic minorities, providing financial support and introduction of more relevant prospectus will be a great step in promoting education and extending the right to education for every child.

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