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In the area of education, an estimated 4.7% of children are not in primary school while 12.6% of adolescents are believed to be out of secondary school. These children either never attended school or have dropped out for various reasons. Most out-of-school children are girls and children with disabilities. Only 7.1% of all children under the age of 6 attend preschools, although placement levels are high (92 children/100 places. This extremely low enrolment rate is not surprising, considering the very low availability of preschool or other school-readiness programmes.

Also, to address children’s vulnerabilities during disasters, UNICEF will support the Government in developing national action plans that promote a better understanding of disaster risks, especially among most marginalised communities and children.

UNICEF will support the inclusive education reform in three crucial areas:

1) legislative adjustments;

2) educational content, including teaching learning environment; and

3) behaviour changes to improve the attitudes of parents and schoolchildren. This combined approach will help to identify and include children who are out of school and provide timely support to those who are at risk of dropping out. It will also facilitate the remedial action and second chances for children who did not complete basic education.




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