India among world’s top four in denying primary education

There are about 1.7 million children out-of-school in India, according to a fact sheet, jointly released by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics on June 10.

This fact sheet also indicates that India is number four in the world in denying the right to primary education to children; which has higher number of children out-of-school even than Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Philippines.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that India needed to show commitment and strong political will to put all its children in school and to make sure they acquired the necessary skills and knowledge.

No child should be denied schooling and this learning crisis should urgently end, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed.

Rajan Zed pointed out that although India was on track to become a global power, but its new power and prosperity had remained evasive for many. So many children out-of-school was a blot on a country, which prided itself on having joined the league of hottest growth economies, Zed added.

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