• Ensure that, by 2015, children
everywhere, boys and girls alike,
will be able to complete a full
course of primary schooling.
• In almost all regions, the enrolment
ratio exceeded 90% in 2006 .
• The number of children out of school
fell from 103 million in 1999 to 73
million in 2006.
• In sub-Saharan Africa the enrolment
ratio has only recently reached 71%.
• In Southern Asia the enrolment ratio
has climbed to 90%.
• Survey data from 40
countries show that, in
32 of them, attendance
is higher in urban than
in rural areas.
• Ensuring that the most
are enrolled and remain
in school requires
targeted programs and
interventions aimed at
poor households seeking
to eliminate gender
ADMIDST MANY DEPRIVATIONS, REFUGEE
CHILDREN ARE OFTEN DENIED EDUCATIONAL
• They are more likely to be deprived of adequate
• 1, 5 million school-age refugee children live in
developing countries especially in urban areas or
• In 27 countries, 1 in 5 refugee child isn’t part of the
formal education system.
• Girls are at a particular risk, often because they lack
a safe, quality learning environmental and also due to
poverty and early marriage.
• At least the number of girls enrolled in the formal
education system has increased in recent years.
THE QUALITY OF
EDUCATION IS AS
• In Africa, for instance, more children of secondary
school age attend primary rather than secondary
• The proportion of children in developing countries
who have completed primary education rose from 79%
in 1999 to 85% in 2006.
• Ensuring that all primary school students complete
their education in a timely manner will not only
benefit the individual students; it will also reduce the
number of over-age children in the primary education
• At present, 54% of children of the appropriate age in
developing countries attend secondary school.
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