These 13 facts will change your perspective on Education

Every year, the World Statistics Day is celebrated on 20th October. It could be a perfect day to reflect upon the state of education globally. It does not matter, whether you are from an upper-income country or from lower income country, there are many issues plaguing education today. In the year 2000, 164 governments agreed on the Dakar Framework for Action, Education for all at the World Education Forum. This framework established 6 goals for global education which were to be fulfilled by 2015. These goals were – Early childhood care and education,  Universal primary education, Youth and adult skills, Adult Literacy, Gender parity and equality and Quality of education. The Education For All Global Monitoring Report of 2015  published by UNESCO highlighted the gaps that still remain in achieving global literacy. This post presents to you 13 facts which bear testimony to where we stand in terms of education for all.  Why is this important? Because awareness could be the first step towards achieving this ambitious goal.

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