India will be late by 50 years in achieving educational goals: UNESCO

| Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:43
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India, education, UNESCO, Sustainable Development Goals, student, school, Global Education Monitoring

The country is expected to achieve universal primary education in 2050

New Delhi: India will be fifty years late in achieving its global education commitments, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released on Monday.

According to UNESCO's new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, based on current trends, India would be more than half a century late for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deadline.

The country is expected to achieve universal primary education in 2050, universal lower secondary education in 2060 and universal upper secondary education in 2085.

The report said that over 60 million children in India receive little or no formal education and about 11.1 million students are out-of-school in the country.

The report said that an urgent work is needed in the country’s education sector to bring a major transformation.

UNESCO suggested that collaborative works with other sector may help delivery of health intervention through educational institutes.

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