Increasing lag in education against population growth


Despite the vast expansion of education that has reduced world illiteracy to 34%, the growth in population means that in fact the number of illiterate adults has actually increased, and the number of people in the 10 to 24 years age group is expected to double by the year 2000. The majority of the population is in rural areas, and traditional Westernized educational approaches are unable to meet the demand of this increasing population.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST