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Transcript of World Situation
Girls vs. Boys Globally, there has been progress in reducing girls’ exclusion from primary education
Girls and boys have similar chances of completing primary education in all regions except for sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia.
Success at the primary level places increased demands on secondary schools With more children completing primary education the demand for secondary education is growing.
In sub-Saharan Africa, about on quarter of the children who complete primary school do not continue on to secondary education.
In 2010, there were 71 million young adolescents (aged 12-15 years) out of school around the world.
Illiteracy still holds back
more than 120 million
young people Out-of-school youth tend to have limited opportunities todevelop or maintain literacy skills, restricting their options in life and compounding the disadvantages they face later on.
In 2010, there were still 122 million people between 15 and 24 years of age—74 million women and 48 million men—who were unable to read and write a short, simple statement about their everyday life. "Education for all" Around the world Sub-Saharan Africa Enrolment rates of children of primary school age increased markedly in sub-Saharan Africa, from 58 to 76 per cent between 1999 and 2010.
In 2010, 61 million children of primary school age were out of school. More than half of them (33 million) were in sub-Saharan Africa and a further one fifth (13 million) in Southern Asia. Girls vs Boys