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The United Nations Fact Sheet on Primary Education outlines future goals for improving the state of primary education on a global level to curb and diminish poverty.
Throughout the United Nations fact sheets are a publication tool used to present the findings and recommendations of the UN and UN councils to the media and populations at large. The fact sheets are clear, concise, and informative summaries of sometimes long political procedures.
The current UN Primary Education Fact Sheet was issued on September 25, 2008 from the UN Headquarters in New York as a part of the End Poverty 2015 Millennium Development Goals: Make It Happen.
The fact sheet’s goal is to raise awareness and outline the needs and procedures to achieve universal access to primary education on a global scale.
According to the fact sheet, 570 million students are currently attending primary schools. Thirty million more students attend primary school now than in 1999. In 2006 enrollment in developing countries grew to 88 percent, up from 83 percent in 2000.
The UN’s universal primary education goal aims to achieve quality education in basic literacies and numerical sciences, not simply universal enrollment.
Some identified regions have moved to forgo school fees in poor areas and thus have seen dramatic increases in their primary student population. In Kenya schools saw a 1.2 million primary student increase in 2003 after abolishing fees.
As a part of the initiative, schools are also encouraged as ways of offsetting poverty by providing students with free meals and basic health services that can drastically improve the development of their region.
In addition, educations allow students to transcend their backgrounds and help create better opportunities for the future. Read the rest of this entry »