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A from the United Nations (UN) says the world needs 69 million teachers by the year 2030. The UN agency UNESCO made a in 2015 that every child in the world is to receive a and secondary education within the next 14 years. The agency says a lot of needs to be done to find the of teachers for schools. The biggest numbers of teachers needed are in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. UNESCO says there needs to be a effort to get the 69 million teachers. At the , UNESCO says there are "massive shortages" of teachers around the world. There are 263 million children who do not go to school. Around 25 million of these might get an education.

The UN report warns that there are of teachers in countries with populations. This makes it to find enough teachers as there are more and more children being born. The report says: "Without urgent and sustained action, the will deteriorate in the face of rising demand for ." UNESCO is also worried about the quality of teachers in countries. In countries like Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, fewer than 60 per cent of teachers in primary school have been trained. There are also about class sizes. The UN says: "In countries like Malawi, it is to find over 100 children in ….This has been a persistent problem for many ."

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