UNESCO reports have recently said, According to the current trend and status, India could be half a century late in achieving its global education commitments.
It also said that the country needs fundamental changes in the education system if it wants to meet the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Global Education Monitoring report by UNESCO says that Universal Primary Education in India will be achieved in 2050, lower secondary by 2060 and upper secondary by 2085.
“This means the region would be more than half a century late for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deadline,” it added.
It means that there is an urgent need for an upgrade in the education sector and needs a major transformation to meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet.
It also said, “While in the majority of countries, education is the best indicator of climate change awareness, half of countries curricula worldwide do not explicitly mention climate change in their content. India is an exception, where currently some 300 million school students receive some environmental education”.
If statistics are to be believed, it reveals that only five percent of adults in India have ever attended the literacy programmes, once they pass the formal schooling system.
The report has also called upon governments of various countries to start taking inequalities in education seriously, tracking them by collecting information directly from families.