One of the issues where international inequality clearly comes to the fore is education. According to United Nations figures, 263 million children do not attend school, which is about 18% of all children. In addition, there are still fewer girls than boys attending school, although the difference is becoming smaller.
The biggest difference is found in the ages of school-age children. Of all children of primary school age (6-12 years) 9% do not go to school. Of all children in the lower secondary school age group (12-15 years) between 15-16% do not go to school and of all children in the upper secondary school age group (15-18 years) 36% do not.
But numbers do not tell the whole story. There are still many children and adults who cannot read and write properly after primary school. We call these people illiterates. In this lesson, we also take a closer look at them.
Finally, in this lesson we will discuss "good or quality education". What we mean by that can be found in step 5.