According to a new report released by the Global Campaign on Education (GCE), Somalia and Haiti are the two worst countries in which to be a school child at a time when US$4.6 billion has been cut from education budgets worldwide.
Titled ‘Back to School’, the report states that chronic under-investment in education means that 69 million children are out of school around the world. It says poor countries are “Teetering on the brink of an education crisis.”
Of the five countries at the bottom of the list, four are in Africa, and three of those are in East Africa. The ranking rates Somalia, Eritrea, Haiti, Comoros and Ethiopia at the bottom five based on access to basic education, teacher-student ratio, and educational provisions for girls.
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