266 million adults can’t read, 12 million children out of school: UNESCO2 min read . Updated: 05 Dec 2017, 01:13 AM IST
UNESCO's representative Shigeru Aoyagi says 35% of the world's illiterate population is in India, and there are around 266 million people who can't read and write
New Delhi: Despite the strides made to close the education gaps in India, almost a fifth of the country’s population—266 million adults—are still unable to read and some 12 million children are yet to get enrolled in schools, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s representative Shigeru Aoyagi said on Monday.
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