A lot of progress has been made in closing the gap between girls and boys when to comes to education. Gender disparities in school completion tends to be low in primary education but higher at the high school level.
Many girls do not have the chance to get an education mainly because of poverty, gender and long distances to school
The average number of years of education that the poorest girls from rural areas aged 20 to 24 can attain is about four years as compared to 13 years for girls from affluent homes in urban areas. Gender differences tend to become more significant at the secondary level even in the wealthiest households.