Girls, immigrants, ethnic minorities and the disabled – just some of the world’s children at risk of not getting any education.
The United Nations says poverty and discrimination continue to prevent huge numbers from going to school.
The total was around two hundred and sixty million children two years ago. And that figure will be higher now because of the covid-19 pandemic.
Forty percent of low and lower-middle income countries failed to support teaching during the global spread of Coronavirus.
Many students were cut off from online courses during school national lockdowns.
The UN’s education organisation UNESCO is urging countries to support those left behind as life begins to creep to the new normal.
So, what should be done to secure education for all?
And can the gap be bridged?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Manos Antoninis, Director of Global Education Monitoring Report UNESCO
Lahcen Haddad, International Consultant at The World Bank,
Maan Al-Khatib, Professor at the Islamic University of Malaysia.
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