India Will Achieve Education Goal by 2050: UNESCO

According to UNESCO, India will achieve its primary education goal by 2050. According to the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report which was published by UNESCO, this is because India doesn’t make any changes in fundamental education system.

According to the GEM report, Primary education goal will achieve by 2050, universal lower secondary education in 2060 and upper secondary education in 2085.

As per the report the statistics cited, over 11.1 million students of lower secondary level , 46.8 million students of upper level and 2.9 million students from primary level are out of school. Approx 60 million children across the country receive little or formal education. By 2020, it is assumed that there will be shortage of 40 million workers with tertiary education.

The report has called upon the government of various countries to the inequalities in education very seriously. This would be track by collecting information directly from families.

Education minister and other education actors will work with collaboration with other sectors on “The New Global Development Agenda”. The list of various benefits which would be the result of this collaboration work is also published in the GEM report. Benefits such as delivery of health intervention through schools, contribution in increasing crop yields by 12 per cent and contribution of education in reducing population growth.

Approx 40 per cent of the students are taught in the language they don’t even understand. Environment studies are not the part of curriculums in some schools. Approx 300 million students receive environment education.

So, according to the GEM report, new agenda is based on sustainable development, global development and environment goals.

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