Headline April 17, 2015/ ''' [2/3 ARE WOMEN] OF THE {781 MILLION ILLITERATES} '''

''' [2/3 ARE WOMEN] OF THE 


MY GREAT MOTHER, -as distinguished and as brilliant, as you can imagine a human to be-

Like millions by millions of other mothers the world over,  never made it to school. I shall always mourn these contretemps.

YOUR EXCELLENCYS'!    -You Leaders of the free world, What have you to say to this?: 


You, Mariam, You Rabo and Dee, You Haleema, Paras, Sorat, Anum, Armeen, Sania, Nabia, Nayab, Eman-   You Malala, You Aresha, Sarah, Aqsa, and 

You fair-minded students of the world; What have you all to say, to this Headline Stat? 

[The Great O''Captain, Imran Khan, figured it right. And many thanks and personal wishes for him;  the Pakistani nation saw, and maybe learnt, from a very unique spectacle: 

All primary school teachers in the district of Chitral,  took to a procession, door to door, to extricate children for school.] 

PAKISTAN, YEMEN and several countries in the sub-Sahran Africa were nowhere close to meeting their 2015 education goals, a  UN said on last Thursday in its annual report.

The Intergovernmental organization gave a third of the world's countries a passing grade for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said  most governments had failed on a pledge made 15 years ago.

In 2000,  164  countries had agreed at the  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's  [Unesco] World Education Forum to ensure basic education for all by 2015.

But in its latest annual report, the  UN  body said that only a minority had passed the test.

Several European countries as well as Cuba, Kyrgzstan and Mongolia are among those who managed to meet the education goal, said the report.

Only around half the the  164  countries have succeeded in providing universal primary education, the report said.

In 15 years, the  world has made significant progress, the director general of Unesco,  Irina  Bokova, said:

''Millions more children are in school than would have been had the trend of the 1990s persisted.

But the governments need to  ''prioritise the poorest   -especially girls'', she added. 

The world's poorest children are four times less likely to go to school than the richest, the report said.

Around  58 million  children are still out of school globally and  100 million children fail to complete primary education.

Gender parity at the primary and secondary levels has improved but girls' education is often hindered by   ''early marriages''  and pregnancies'',  said the report.

The 2000  Dakar education summit had also hoped to halve the number of illiterate adults. But the rate of global illiteracy has dropped only slightly  -from 18 percent in 2000  to an  estimated  14%  in 2015.

Of the 781 million illiterate adults worldwide, two-thirds are women, says Unesco. The report comes a month ahead of Unesco's World Education Forum in Incheon, South Korea, which will set new education targets for 2030.

The UN agency said funding remained the main obstacle to expanding education and that the international community must find an additional $22 billion to meet the education-for-all targets by 2030.

The report recommended that a government devote  15 to 20  percent of their national budgets to education, and that donors increase their contributions fourfold.

The Unesco also wants governments to mandate at least one year of free-primary education for all children.

With respectful and loving dedication to all the illiterate and literate Mother's  in the world. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society Computers-Internet-Wireless, that will always struggle and raise your voices, and sacrifice what it can.

''' Alas! '''

'''Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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