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Global track 175 million children have no pre-primary education, mainly due to poverty

Worldwide, more than 175 million children are not enrolled in pre-primary education, which is about half of the children at that age. According to a global report on early childhood education that for the first time, was published by Unicef.

Unicef warns that children who have no preschool education with a disadvantage in their school careers begin. The report shows that children after at least one year of pre-primary education, more success, and less often would repeat the grade or school early would leave.

According to Unicef, poverty is the main factor that determines whether children not go to nursery school. In 64 countries the poorest children are seven times less likely to have pre-school education than the richer children. In countries affected by disasters or conflicts is the chance to pre-primary education is also small. More than two-thirds of the children in 33 countries locked in conflict may not benefit from a preschool education.

In Belgium, 90 percent

Worldwide, was 6.6 percent of the national education budget to pre-primary education in 2017. In West and Central Africa was 2.5 percent, while 70 percent of the children that education is missing. Unicef calls for an increase of the public investment, and to at least one year of pre-school education as part of the basic training of every child.

In our country 90 percent of the children to the kindergarten, but their presence is irregular. The most vulnerable children, mostly from poor families, are most often absent.

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