POSTED BY 60milliongirls | Feb, 24, 2014 |

According to a new report by the UN Educational, Scientic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 250 million children do not have the basic literacy and numeracy skills they need to get ahead.  The number of children in primary education overall has increased, but the lack of trained teachers remains a stumbling block to raising educational standards.

The UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said “We need 5.2 million teachers to be recruited by 2015, and we need to work harder to support them in providing children with their right to a universal, free and quality education.

For a summary of the report please click here. To access to the entire UNESCO report, please follow this link.

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