A new report says the world needs another 69 million teachers by 2030. The United Nations (UN) promised that every child in the world would get an education in the next 14 years. The UN says to find those teachers will need a lot of work. The biggest need is in Africa and southern Asia. The UN says there are "massive shortages" of teachers. Over 263 million children do not go to school. Around 25 million of these might never go.
The UN says there are not enough teachers in countries with growing populations. More children means it is harder to find enough teachers. The UN says "urgent action" is needed or things will get worse. The UN is also worried about the quality of teachers. In some countries only 60 per cent of teachers are trained. There are also worries about class sizes. In some countries, there are over 100 children in one class. This has been a problem for many years.