250m School Age Kids Unable to Read

250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics, says UNESCO

At least 250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics.

According to a report commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 130 million children are in primary school but have not achieved the minimum benchmarks for learning, and almost 120 million have spent little or no time in a classroom including 57 million youngsters who are not attending school.

The independent research team that wrote the report for UNESCO, calculated that the cost of 250 million children around the world not learning translates to a loss for governments of around US$129 billion annually.

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