Deliberate political or military violence targeting education systems, from the assassination or abduction of teachers and students to the bombings and burnings of schools and universities, has jumped dramatically in a number of countries around the world, according to a United Nations report released today.
Despite well-documented, long-term benefits, early childhood education remains the “forgotten link” in education policy around the globe, with half of the world’s countries having no early childhood policy and providing woefully inadequate financing for this critical age group, a comprehensive United Nations study has found.
Students from sub-Saharan Africans seeking higher education are the most mobile in the world, with one out of 16 studying abroad, according to a new study carried out by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Current rates of progress in school enrolment need to quadruple in sub-Saharan Africa and double in South Asia to reach the 2015 goal of providing all children with quality basic education, and donors need to double the billions of dollars of aid, the United Nations-backed High Level Group on Education for All (EFA) said today.
Significant progress has been made towards achieving Education for All, but "huge challenges" must still be overcome to meet objectives set by the world's nations five years ago, including halving adult illiteracy by 2015, according to the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Middle-income countries like Russia, China, Egypt and Peru have seen a major increase in higher level educational enrolment in recent years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today.