As of 2007, approximately 101 million children of primary school age globally were not in school. More than half of them were girls.

The largest out-of-school population in the world is in sub-Saharan Africa, where over 45 million children of primary school age do not attend school.

A child in sub-Saharan Africa can expect to attend five to six fewer years of primary and secondary schooling than a child in Western Europe or the Americas.

Universal secondary education for girls in Africa could save as many as 1.8 million lives a year.

In Africa, only 62% of pupils complete primary education and are therefore ready to pursue their studies,

compared to an average completion rate of 94% in North America and 88% in Asia.



Know the Facts



Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries,

and almost 90% of the population lives on less than

$1.25 US Dollars a day.

In Tanzania only 36% of primary school pupils make the transition to lower secondary education.

In Tanzania there is approximately one textbook for every four students.

At the turn of the millennium, 2.5 million children in Tanzania were out of school because the formal system was unable to provide services for them.
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