Despite United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal on education, which envisioned universal primary education by 2015, have not been achieved, enrolment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 percent in 2010. This is up from the 82 percent in 1999, which means more kids than ever are attending primary school.
But, even as countries with the toughest challenges have made large strides, progress on primary school enrolment has slowed. In 2012, one in ten children of primary school age, or roughly 58 million children, was out of school.
Globally, 781 million adults and 126 million youth, aged 15 to 24, lack basic reading and writing skills and more than 60 percent of them are women.