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Only 1 out of 3 10-Year-Old Can Read Simple Story – UNICEF

Only 1 out of 3 10-Year-Old Can Read Simple Story – UNICEF

Prolonged school closures and a lack of access to quality learning during the pandemic exposed a pre-existing learning crisis worldwide, according to the UNICEF.

“Under-resourced schools, underpaid and under-qualified teachers, overcrowded classrooms and archaic curricula are undermining our children’s ability to reach their full potential,” UNICEF executive director Catherine Russel said.

“The trajectory of our education systems is, by definition, the trajectory of our future. We need to reverse current trend lines or face the consequences of failing to educate an entire generation. Low levels of learning today mean less opportunity tomorrow,” Russel added.

To draw attention, the agency unveiled the “Learning Crisis Classroom,” a model classroom that represents the scale of children failing to learn critical foundational skills.

The installation is displayed at the visitor’s entrance of United the Nations Headquarters in New York from Sept. 16 to 26.

“This installation represents the shocking scale of the global learning crisis,” the UNICEF said.

The agency noted that with hundreds of millions of children being left behind at school.

“Without urgent action by world leaders hundreds of millions of children will never reach their full potential. This is unacceptable. Let them learn, now,” it said.

“We are urging new effort and investment to re-enroll and retain all children in school, to increase access to remedial and catchup learning, to support teachers and give them the tools they need, and to make sure that schools provide a safe and supportive environment so all children are ready to learn,” it added.

1 thought on “Only 1 out of 3 10-Year-Old Can Read Simple Story – UNICEF”

  1. kaya po sana mag focus talaga si teacher sa pagtuturo at 5days face to face nyo na kasi ung online minsan wla ng pang lod si students or si teacher nawawalan ng signal kya mas matutukan tlga sila pg full face to face na
    hndi lng nmn sa 10 yrs old ang may problma
    bagkus kahit sa mga 11 at 12 yrs old meron pa ding pag nag basa prang nsa elementary pa din ..
    at hndi pa maintindihan ang binabasa .

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