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

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

 


 
 
 

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