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India can't achieve education targets before 2085: UNESCO

An Indian government report states that six million children between the ages of 6 and 13 fall outside the country's education system. Photograph: (Getty)

Delhi, India Sep 05, 2016, 10.17 PM (IST)
Not before 2050 can India be able to provide its children a full course of primary schooling, a UNESCO report said.

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report further said the country would achieve universal lower secondary education by 2060 and universal upper secondary education by 2085.

The report said the existing education structure would have to be overhauled for the South Asian nation to meet its global education targets by 2030.

?"This means the country would be more than half a century late for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deadline," it added.

The SDGs are a set of intergovernmental targets which aim to better the everyday life of millions of underprivileged people across the world.

UNESCO last month stated there were 47 million children in the country who had dropped out of school.

The Indian government has also published figures which states that six million children between the ages of 6 and 13 fall outside the country's education system. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)







 
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