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new report from United Nations says more than 250 million children of primary school age cannot read or write. It said they could also not do basic mathematics. report said that 120 million children have spent little or no time in school. researchers said children not going to school means countries lose money. Each year, governments lose up to $130 billion. Vibeke Jensen, U.N. spokeswoman, said there was global "learning crisis". She said this was because there were not enough well-trained teachers in poor areas. She said that in third of countries, 75 per cent of primary school teachers do not have enough training. She added: " issue now is to put focus on quality."

report said that most of those not going to school were girls. It said it was important that developing countries educate girls. Sending girls to school can increase country's wealth by 25 per cent over 40 years. report said that almost two-thirds (66%) of girls in Arab countries and sub-Saharan Africa would never go to school. In Yemen, just 36 per cent of young women are literate. Reuters news agency said: "If current trends continue, poorest part of young female population in developing countries won’t achieve literacy until 2072" There was some good news. In Laos, Rwanda and Vietnam, number of children not going to school fell by 85 per cent in last five years.

 


 
 
 

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