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Unesco – India – Over a third of 15 to 19 year olds have less than lower secondary education

Over one quarter of young people in South and West Asia fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work. In India alone over a third of 15 to 19 year olds in India have less than a lower secondary education and lack the skills they need for work and young people without skills are either unemployed or in jobs that are unregulated, with bad working conditions and paying them poverty line wages for life. In the 2000s, there were estimated to be 10 million street vendors in India.

These and many more facts were revealed by United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO’s) tenth Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Putting Education to Work, stressing on the urgent need to invest in skills for youth. The report has been released on Tuesday…

via Unesco report: Over a third of 15 to 19 year olds in India have less than lower secondary education – The Times of India.



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