KATHMANDU: Nepal has made significant improvements on enrolment at all levels of education, the 2011 global monitoring report on the Education for All, a UNESCO drive aiming to meet the learning needs of all children youth and adults by 2015 worldwide, has revealed.
The report however warns that Nepal is among those countries likely to miss the goal of halving the number of women and men who cannot read and write by 2015, said the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement also said the report indicates that the world in general is not on track to achieve the goal of literacy for all by 2015, adding that the situation is particularly worrying in South and West Asia, where the literacy rate stood in 2008 at only 62 per cent compared to the global literacy rate of 83 per cent.
The report tracks progress and achievements of more than 200 countries and territories across the world with respect to all six goals of Education for All and these are related to early childhood care and education, universal primary/basic education, youth and adult, the statement said.
The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu will formally present the report on March 4, from 3:00 pm to 4.30 pm at the Ministry of Education at Kesharmahal in Kathmandu, with senior officials of the Ministry of Education, EFA development partners, and representatives of teacher unions are expected to participate in the launch, the statement said.