16 September 2022

UNICEF Warns of Low Levels of Learning Around the World

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New York, September 16 (QNA) - Ahead of the Transforming Education Summit, UNICEF warns of shockingly low levels of learning, with only a third of 10-year-olds globally estimated to be able to read and understand a simple written story, down from half pre-pandemic.
"Under resourced schools, underpaid and underqualified teachers, over-crowded classrooms and archaic curricula are undermining our children's ability to reach their full potential," said Catherine Russell UNICEF Executive Director. "The trajectory of our education systems is, by definition, the trajectory of our future. We need to reverse current trendlines or face the consequences of failing to educate an entire generation. Low levels of learning today mean less opportunity tomorrow." Prolonged school closures and a lack of access to quality learning during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated a pre-existing learning crisis that has left millions of schoolchildren worldwide without foundational numeracy and literacy skills, UNICEF warns.
As leaders meet at the Transforming Education Summit, UNICEF is calling on governments to commit to reaching all children with quality education. (QNA)


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