By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to elevant and effective learning outcomes.
(GI 4.1.1 ) Proportion of children and young people: (a) in grades 2/3; (b) at the end of primary; and (c) at the end of lower secondary achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex.
The provision of 12 years of free, publicly-funded, inclusive, equitable, quality primary and secondary education – of which at least nine years* are compulsory, leading to relevant learning outcomes – should be ensured for all, without discrimination.
* The first nine years of formal education, i.e. the cumulative duration of ISCED 1 and 2: ISCED 1 is the primary level, typically lasting six years (with variation across countries between four and seven years), and ISCED 2 is lower secondary, typically lasting three years (again, with variation). (UIS. 2012. International Standard Classification of Education: ISCED 2011. www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Documents/isced-2011-en.pdf)
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UNESCO Beirut and its partners launch this year’s Back to School campaign celebrating school heroes
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UNESCO Beirut participates in a Regional Meeting of Experts on Literacy in Arab states
UNESCO Beirut sensitizes Education practitioners about the role of education in promoting global citizenship and preventing violent extremism
UNESCO Beirut celebrates the Global Action Week for Education