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1 UN MDG Workshop: The Final Push – Medias Role MDG 2 and 3 : Education and Gender Ichiro Miyazawa Asia –Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), UNESCO Bangkok 1

2 Main Points of Presentation 1.Too many drop-outs 2.Too little to learn 3.Large gaps in gender and geography 2

3 Source: NEC 2006 and Pakistan Education Statistics ? ? Primary Secondary 1, ,000 Enrolment class 1 Enrolment class 5 Enrolment class 6 Enrolment class 10 Secondary School Certificate Exam Passed ? 43% girl When there are 1,000 pupils in class 1,,,,, % % % 129 Both Retentions!!!

4 Mongolia Niger Children expected to start primary school Expected to reach grade 2 Expected to reach grade 3 Expected to reach last grade Expected to complete primary 100 children Retentions!!! Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2011)

5 26 million Out of School Children in Asia and Pacific Out of School Children 5

6 Challenges Out of School Children Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2011) Number of Out of School Children (2008) 6

7 57% of rural Uttar Pradesh girls in India (aged 17-22) have less than 2 years of education. 20 % of girls (aged 17-22) have less than 2 years of education throughout India 20% 31% 17% 8% 25% 57% 73% 84% 96% 97% Nigeria Kenya Ghana Pakistan India Group average Country average Extreme education poverty % with less than 2 years of education (age 17-22), poor, Hausa, girls, rural, Somali, girls, northern region, rural, girls, rural, Sindhi, girls, poor, Uttar Pradesh, girls Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2011) Geographical and Gender Disparity 7

8 5 key factors 1.Poverty, vulnerability and child labour 2.Group-based disadvantages 3.Location and livelihoods 4.Disability 5.HIV and AIDs Challenges Marginalisation 8

9 Challenges Poor learning Too many school children learn far too little 9

10 % of students reaching the PIRLS international benchmark for reading – Grade 4 Low benchmark = Basic reading skills GermanyFranceIndonesiaSouth AfricaQatarMorocco In Indonesia, 45% of the students dont reach the low international benchmark Low benchmark Below low benchmark Challenges Poor learning 10

11 Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2010) Reading Ability: Disparities in a country

12 Challenges Illiteracy prevails Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2011) Still around 796 million illiterate adults ( 518 million in Asia and Pacific) Women represent 2/3 of illiterate adults (63% in South and West Asia) 12

13 Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report (2011) Challenges Illiteracy prevails Number of Illiterate (2008) 13

14 Geographical and Gender Disparity 14

15 Requests for Media Professional Spotlight on gaps in the country 2. Appeal to increase education budget 3. Raise questions,,,education for what in 21 st century?


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