What is the millennium development goal on education all about?


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The second of the eight development goals launched at the turn of the century called for every child in the world to receive a full course of primary school education by 2015. Progress has been measured by how many children enrol in and complete primary education, and how many 15- to 24-year-olds are able to read and write. But it is unlikey this goal will be met.

In 2012, 58 million children aged between 6 and 11 were out of school. Progress since the turn of the century was made mostly before 2007, with only an additional 2 million children making it to the classroom since then.

Although there has been a slight increase in literacy among 15- to 24-year-olds, which went from 87% in 2000 to 89% in 2012, 126 million young people worldwide are still unable to read and write. It does not help that donor funding for education has been in decline since 2010. There is still a lot to be done.

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