Here is the comical representation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 - Quality Education.
"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all."
Major progress has been made in access to education, specifically at the primary school level, for both boys and girls. Still, At least 22 million children will miss out on pre-primary education unless the rate of progress doubles in 43 countries.
Access does not always mean the quality of education or completion of primary school. 103 million youth worldwide still lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60% of those are women. More than half of children failed to meet minimum math proficiency standards at the end of primary school in 1 in 4 countries, and at the lower secondary level in 1 in 3 countries.
Target 1 of Goal 4 is to ensure that, by 2030, all girls and boys complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education.
Additionally, progress is difficult to track: 3/4 of countries have no or insufficient data to track progress towards SDG Goal 4 targets for learning outcomes (target 1), early childhood education (target 2) and effective learning environments. Data on learning outcomes and pre-primary school are particularly scarce – 70% and 40% of countries lack adequate data for these targets, respectively. This makes it hard to analyze and identify the children at greatest risk of being left behind.
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