A quarter-billion children getting no education: UN

first_img‘Pushed out’The report noted that in low- and middle-income countries, adolescents from the richest 20 percent of households were three times more likely to complete the first portion of secondary school — up to age 15 — than those from poor homes.Children with disabilities were 19 percent less likely to achieve minimum reading proficiency in 10 of these nations. In 20 poor countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, hardly any rural girls complete secondary school, UNESCO said.And in richer nations, 10-year-olds taught in a language other than their mother tongue scored 34 percent lower than native speakers in reading tests.In the United States, LGBTI students were almost three times more likely to have stayed home from school because they felt unsafe.”Unfortunately, disadvantaged groups are kept out or pushed out of education systems through more or less subtle decisions leading to exclusion from curricula, irrelevant learning objectives, stereotyping in textbooks, discrimination in resource allocation and assessments, tolerance of violence and neglect of needs,” the report said. This represented 17 percent of all school-age children, most of them in south and central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.The disparities worsened with the arrival of the coronavirus crisis, which saw over 90 percent of the global student population affected by school closures, the report said.And while children from families with means could continue schooling from home using laptops, mobile phones and the internet, millions of others were cut off entirely.”Lessons from the past -– such as with Ebola -– have shown that health crises can leave many behind, in particular the poorest girls, many of whom may never return to school,” UNESCO’s director general Audrey Azoulay wrote in a foreword. ‘Education segregation’Two African countries still ban pregnant girls from school, 117 countries allow child marriages, and 20 have yet to ratify an international convention that bans child labor.Some 335 million girls attended schools that did not provide them with the water, sanitation and hygiene services they need to stay in class while menstruating.In several central and eastern European countries, Roma children are segregated in mainstream schools.And in Asia, displaced people such as the Rohingya are taught in separate systems.”Many countries still practice education segregation, which reinforces stereotyping, discrimination and alienation,” the report said.”Just 41 countries worldwide officially recognized sign language and, globally, schools were more eager to get internet access than to cater for learners with disabilities,” it said.UNESCO urged countries to focus on disadvantaged children when schools reopen after coronavirus lockdowns.”To rise to the challenges of our time, a move towards more inclusive education is imperative,” Azoulay said. “Failure to act will hinder the progress of societies.” Topics : Nearly 260 million children had no access to schooling in 2018, a United Nations agency said in a report Tuesday that blamed poverty and discrimination for educational inequalities that are being exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak.Children from poorer communities as well as girls, the disabled, immigrants and ethnic minorities were at a distinct educational disadvantage in many countries, the UN’s Paris-based education body UNESCO said.In 2018, “258 million children and youth were entirely excluded from education, with poverty as the main obstacle to access,” the report found.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health

first_imgArsene Wenger admits stress of Arsenal job was affecting his health Wenger is yet to return to football (Picture: Getty)‘So it was both a break-up but also a relief for me, because carrying that responsibility for so long, with all the obligations that come with it, it wears you out.‘It’s extraordinarily difficult. And last year I felt I was beginning to pay the price health-wise.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery has struggled to make major improvements at Arsenal since taking over from Wenger, but has the firm backing of the board and club hierarchy.And Arsenal are now in pole position to qualify for the Champions League after Manchester United were beaten by Wolves on Tuesday night.Winning a spot in the Champions League would serve as a major boost to Emery and substantially increase his transfer kitty for the summer. Wenger left Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has admitted the pressure of being Arsenal manager was taking a toll on his health in the final year of his reign.The Frenchman was in charge at Arsenal for 22 years before eventually being ushered out the door last summer.Wenger, who won the Premier League three times as Arsenal boss, stepped aside and was replaced by Unai Emery. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger removes his Arsenal tie at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves There were some difficult times at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The 69-year-old is yet to return to work, but revealed the stress of managing Arsenal was beginning to negatively affect his health.ADVERTISEMENT‘In life there are some splits that you choose and some that are imposed on you,’ Wenger said speaking at an event in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In this case it was a bit of a mix of the two, because at a certain point, the fans need a change. In my last year it was becoming difficult. Coral BarryWednesday 3 Apr 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link689Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Dec. 24 – Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, Dec. 24 – Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015Thursday, December 24, 2015•12:05 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 800 block N. C, Wellington by known suspect.•12:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of the landfill and West Road, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Sherry S. Norton, 46, Wichita, Ks, and scales owned by the city of Wellington, Wellington.•2:52 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•4:53 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect. Items were recovered.•7:27 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block Circle Drive, Wellington.Friday, December 25, 2015•11:30 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of Woodlawn and Harvey, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Guenther Huen, 64, Wellington and Jayme N. Brown, 26, Wellington.•12:05 p.m. Guenther Huen, 64, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•6 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1100 block Edgewood, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Christopher D. Bruster, Wellington.Saturday, December 26, 2015No reports for this day.Sunday, December 27, 2015•11:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block N. Vandenburgh, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by juvenile male, 17, Wellington.last_img read more

Indian and international athletes come together for the #WhiteCard campaign on social media to…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement 01NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vszpe2gjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E60p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 56oymWould you ever consider trying this?😱19mnCan your students do this? 🌚h2tpqRoller skating! Powered by Firework 6th April is celebrated as the The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), honouring the inauguration of the first of the modern era Olympic Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics. The day is celebrated with an aim for the betterment of the community, positive social improvements and encouragement of peace and understanding within the human population through the power of sport. With the current challenging times amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, many athletes have taken it to social media to take part in the ‘#WhiteCard’ movement to celebrate the day, as many iconic names from the sporting fraternity of India have joined up with famous sportspersons from all over the world.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterDue to the COVID-19 outbreak, human life around the world has come to a halt. The pandemic has disrupted many major sporting events, including the Tokyo Summer Olympics, the Euro 2020 and many more tournaments and leagues which are either cancelled or postponed.In such worrying times, 6th April is celebrated to bring the world together through the noble message of sports, as many countries and its citizens are self-isolating to curb the further spread of the deadly virus.Advertisement Many revered athletes from India went onto Twitter and Instagram today to show their support for the #’WhiteCard’ movement.No matter who we are or where we come from the one thing that unites us all and nutures humanity is sports, I have the privilege to continue to experience this as an athlete today. @peaceandsport@gosportsvoices #whitecard #IDSDP2020INDIA #april6 #stayhome pic.twitter.com/ggg83yqk3B— Gundlapally Meghana Reddy (@megg_reddy) April 6, 2020Several sportspersons, former athletes and Olympians all over the world also joined in the noble cause of bringing humanity together in peace and harmony in these troubling times.Over 1.2 million people around the world have been affected by the novel Coronavirus, and the death toll as risen to 70,650 as of now.Also read-‘LaLigaSantander Fest’ brought together 50 million viewers, raised €1,003,532 and 1 million masks for the fight against COVID-19Hum Honge Kamyab – Stay Safe India Advertisementlast_img read more