A report the United Nations (UN) says the world needs another 69 million teachers the year 2030. The UN agency UNESCO made a promise 2015 that every child in the world is to receive a primary and secondary education the next 14 years. The agency says a lot work needs to be done to find the number teachers for schools. The biggest numbers teachers needed are sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. UNESCO says there needs to be a huge effort to get the 69 million teachers. the moment, UNESCO says there are "massive shortages" teachers the world. There are currently 263 million children who do not go to school. Around 25 million these might never get an education.
The UN report warns that there are shortages teachers countries with rising populations. This makes it harder to find enough teachers as there are more and more children being born. The report says: " urgent and sustained action, the situation will deteriorate the face rising demand education." UNESCO is also worried the quality of teachers some countries. In countries like Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, fewer than 60 per cent teachers in primary school have been trained. There are also worries about class sizes. The UN says: "In countries like Malawi, it is common to find 100 children in classes….This has been a persistent problem many years."