The global demand for secondary education is rising, and governments, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to keep up, according to a new report by the UN’s Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The report released on Tuesday states that two out of three children in Africa are left out of secondary school, and girls are the first to suffer from this inequality.
Albert Motivans, UNESCO’s head of Education Statistics, one of the authors of this report, says more and more children are completing primary school, but there are only enough seats for 36 per cent of children who want to enrol in secondary schools.
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