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UNESCO Launches 2020 State of the Education Report for India

UNESCO has launched the ‘2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First’ report. A second edition of the State of Education Report, it focuses on technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

The report was launched virtually by UNESCO in New Delhi on Tuesday at an event with more than 400 attendees, including representatives from the government, civil society, academia, partners, and youth.

It aims to support the government with the National Skill Development Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. The mission aims to skill over 40 crore Indians by 2022.

UNESCO has launched the ‘2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First’ report
UNESCO has launched
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How Unesco are plugging the global gap in education

Photos Paddy Dowling/EAA
Photos Paddy Dowling/EAA

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis 1.6 billion children from around the world were sent home and the school gates were closed. But this figure excludes the 258 million children who were already out of school with no access to education – 59 million at primary level, according to Unesco’s Institute for Statistics.

The effects of school closure on child safety, wellbeing and learning are well documented. This also has long-term consequences for economies and societies resulting in a perpetual cycle of multi-dimensional poverty. A survey conducted by Unesco in 2017 discovered that 56 per cent

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