Global Education Facts

Belize Education Statistics
In Belize only two of five high school age children are enrolled in secondary school.(Ministry of Education,Belize)

Only 40 percent of children who graduate from primary school take admission to secondary school.(Ministry of Education, Belize)

Many children drop out of school at age 14.( Belize Government Study)

College admission is low due to low income and lack of scholarship funding.(Ministry of Education, Belize)

Global Education Facts

Based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005; 57 per cent of them were girls. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers.(Millennium Development Goals Report 2007)

Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.(The State of the World’s Children, 1999, UNICEF)

Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.(State of the World, Issue 287 – Feb 1997, New Internationalist)

Children out of education worldwide
121 million

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

Nelson Mandela



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