The report made it clear that more children across the world's poorer countries are illiterate than previously believed. According to the report close to 250 million children can not read a part or even the full sentence. Most of these children are from Arab states, Sub-Saharan Africa or South and West Asia.
India has the highest population of such children close to 287 million which is 37% of total illiterate children of the world. People were predicting the same since 2008 that it will be really difficult to achieve 100% literacy across the globe by 2015 and not UNESCO "Education for All Global Monitoring Report" has made it clear.
As per the "Education for All Global Monitoring Report" the main reason why we left behind is insufficient fund because of economy slowdown. Governments are not able to issue the required fund for basic education for all. The finance gap has reached $26 billion.
Close to 250 million children who are going to school are not learning the basics and this is costing alot to governments. As per the reports it is costing $129 billion to all governments per year. As per the report governments has to hire 1.6 million more teachers to achieve this goal by 2015.
It has also be found the teachers who are available to teach in primary schools across the globe, only less than 75% are qualified to teach.
The UN body advised countries including India to improve their tax regimes so that more funds can be generated for education and UNESCO can achieve it's Universal Education dream. As per the report a good tax system can enable governments like India to develop domestic resources for education.
As per the report the annual spending on education per pupil varies state to state in India. The report says that in Kerela the total spending per pupil was $685 per year but in Bihar the spending was only $100 per pupil per year.
As per the report in India
A third of primary school aged children reached grade-IV and learned the basics. A further third reached that grade but did not learn the basics. One third did not reach grade-IV and will not have learnt the basics either.Our government is aware about such issue and is working on the same. We hope in near future we will see good improvement in enrollment rates in primary schools and our India will soon get 100% literacy rate.