Lack of Education in Developing Countries

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Approximately 75 million children around the world have no opportunity to attend primary school. Of the 75 million, most of them are girls due to tradition or parents that hold them back from attending ("Main Navigation"). Other factors that affect children from going to school is because of conflicts and wars that result in schools to be destroyed and families to flee the country. Lack of education is a growing crisis due to many factors in developing countries but it has the power pull a country out of poverty and make them economically stable and attract other countries to trade, therefore it should be seen as a priority. Developed countries are involved to help countries increase their education because every child should have the …show more content…

In addition, other positive developmental impacts of education are that education improves the sustainability of democracy in poor and rich countries alike, higher levels of education have even shown to reduce crime ("Main Navigation").

Countries around the world are not investing enough money to education according to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. Developing countries especially give low budgets that are not enough to achieve the goal of universal compulsory school attendance. Developed countries that invest more on education have higher literacy rates such as Canada, with a literacy rate of 99% ("The World Factbook"), compared to a developing countries such as Africa. There are 127 million children of primary school age in Africa, half of these children will reach adolescence without the basic learning skills that they, and their countries need to escape poverty ("Kevin Watkins, 2013"). Trade is key to help countries develop therefore developed countries need to make sure that people in the world’s poorest countries are educated so that they can have access to markets which create jobs, resulting in growth. ("Author, Guest. 2013").

In developed countries a student is able to walk into a clean classroom with their own textbook, a desk and chair will be present meanwhile in developing countries, a child will have to share a desk, class materials and a textbook with many other students, overcrowding is also


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