Friday, 31 January 2014

One in four young people in developing countries unable to read, says UN | Global development | theguardian.com

One in four young people in developing countries unable to read, says UN | Global development | theguardian.com



One in four young people in developing countries are unable to read a sentence, according to a report, which warns that poor quality education has left a "legacy of illiteracy" more widespread than previously believed.

Research published on Wednesday by Unesco, the UN's educational, scientific and cultural body, suggests that 175 million young people lack even basic literacy skills.

"Access [to education] is not the only crisis – poor quality is holding back learning even for those who make it to school," said Unesco director-general, Irina Bokova, in a foreword to the 11th annual Education for All global monitoring report, which measures progress towards global goals.
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