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Daniela nita mgd#2 2010


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Daniela nita mgd#2 2010

  1. 1. Millennium Development Goal #2:Achieve universal primary education<br />Situation in 2010<br />By Daniela Nita<br />
  2. 2. TARGET Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling<br />
  3. 3. Situation in 2010 at-a-glance:<br />There is clear evidence that targeted interventions, sustained by adequate funding and political commitment, have resulted in rapid progress in some areas. <br />In others, the poorest groups, those without education or living in more remote areas, have been neglected and not provided the conditions to improve their lives.<br />Getting children into school is a vital first step, but in order to receive the full benefits of education they must continue to attend classes.<br />Even as the number of school-age children continues to rise, the total number of children out of school is decreasing, from 106 million in 1999 to 69 million in 2008.<br />
  4. 4. “Hope dims for universal education by 2015, even as many poor countries make tremendous strides”– UN MDG 2010 Report<br />Enrolment in primary education has continued to rise, reaching 89 per cent in the developing world. <br />The pace of progress is insufficient to ensure that, by 2015, all girls and boys complete a full course of primary schooling.<br />
  5. 5. Sub-Saharan Africa & Southern Asia<br />are home to the vast majority of children out of school<br />almost half of the world’s drop-outs (31 million) are in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than a quarter (18 million) are in Southern Asia.<br />
  6. 6. Sub-Saharan Africa & Southern Asia (cont…)<br />In half the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with available data, more than 30 per cent of primary-school students drop out before reaching the final grade.<br />Together, sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia count for almost three quarters of the total number of drop-out children in the world.<br />
  7. 7. Risk factors for school drop-out<br />The socio-economic conditions: the poorest quintile (20%) account for almost 40% of total school drop-outs<br />Rural areas: rural children are twice as likely to be out of school as children living in urban areas<br />Gender: girls are more likely to drop out from school than boys.<br />Social and cultural barriers to education: in many countries, educating girls is widely perceived as being of less value than educating boys.<br />
  8. 8. The right to education<br /><br />
  9. 9. References<br />United Nations Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 -<br />