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Global Education Digest 2012

Global Education Digest 2012 Too many children are slipping away 32 million SCHOOL primary pupils repeat a grade 31 million have dropped out For every 10 children who start school, 80% of repeaters live in 3 regions how many drop out? Sub-Saharan Africa South & West Asia 9% of pupils in sub-Saharan Africa repeat a grade, 8% in Latin America & the Caribbean and 5% in South & Latin America & the Caribbean West Asia • In some countries a child can spend 2-3 years repeating a grade • Every additional year spent in school could increase personal income by 10% Once kids leave school, most never return Who is at risk? Rural & poor Under-age children are more likely to Girls are less likely children are more to start school but boys are more likely repeat, over-age to repeat and drop likely to repeat and drop out children are likely to drop out out We cannot afford to ignore the data UNESCO INSTITUTE IESCI for STATISTICS Catch these kids while we can. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Global Education Digest 2012

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The latest edition of the Global Education Digest reveals the urgent need to address the high numbers of children repeating grades and leaving school before completing primary or lower secondary educa...


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