Goal 4


Quality education

“A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty”-Charles Rangel. If we dig into the past and compare the quality of education that of now, We have left the illiteracy far from us. Talking by the numbers, since 2000 total enrollment rate in primary education is developing regions has reached 91% in 2015. The quality education was included in the agenda of sustainable development as a crucial and integrated approach to progress across all other goals. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030.

 SDFs have made rapid growth in Sub-Saharan Africa as the enrollment in primary school has risen from 52% in 1990 to 78% in 2015. If we compare this to India approximately 75% of the population in the age group of 7-10 was literate. As per the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012, 96.5% of all rural children aged between 6-14 were enrolled in school, which has also seen a drastic increase of 19% in girl’s enrollment in school. As the numbers are so fascinating, there lies a problem with the Indian education system. Earlier the World Bank has committed over $2billion to education in India and still only 40% of Indian adolescent attend secondary school compared to 95% of the primary. The main reason of this dropping condition is the absence of around 25% of teachers’ every-day. There is still a mix response related to the education of girls in India.

 Indian government has taken some big measures to increase the literacy rate such as “Sarva Siksha Abhiyan”, “Mid-Day Meal” and others to improve the condition of elementary as well as secondary schooling. Education holds the key to unlock all the Sustainable Development goals to be fulfilled by 2030. It’s the right of every individual to have the opportunity to receive the quality education. In this Nuclear era, Education can be the most dangerous weapon a mankind can have.