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Beyond primary education: new estimates of out-of-school adolescents – updated

Globally, there are approximately 71 million out-of-school adolescents of lower secondary school age excluded from any level of education, according to a new paper released by the UIS. The brief also states that 70% of these adolescents are from South and West Asia (40%) and sub-Saharan Africa (30%).
As countries seek to achieve the goal of universal primary education (UPE) by 2015, monitoring exclusion in post-primary education has become increasingly relevant as well. Many countries already recognise lower secondary education (i.e. 3-4 years of schooling between primary and upper secondary education levels) as being part of a compulsory education. In addition, more countries are considering it as an essential part of a “basic” education.
The recently released UIS paper entitled Out-of-school Adolescents presents new global and regional estimates of this population at lower secondary education. It also examines the progress made in reducing levels of exclusion since 1999, especially with regard to gender disparities.

http://www.uis.unesco.org


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