The report, though, called upon the international community to find, in partnership with countries, the means to bridge the USD 22 billion annual financial gap for quality pre-primary and basic education for all by 2030.
Addressing the meet, Irani said the initiatives to improve the enrollment level and “a new paradigm of education that fosters knowledge, analytical skills, vertical reasoning and the ability to imagine beyond the given is being adopted”.This is being carried out recognizing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making education a pillar in nation’s character building, she said, adding enhanced focus was being laid on science and mathematics which are central to school education.
The UNESCO report also noted the achievement of gender parity in India but said the country is yet to achieve significant progress in adult literacy. It said 32 per cent of the countries including India are still “very far” from achieving it. The report called upon all the countries to ensure that children and adolescents complete pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education by 2030.