Guyana out-of-school children

Study 2017

Highlights

This report explores the problem of out–of–school children in Guyana. It aims to scrutinise factors related to children’s exclusion from schooling, identify existing policies related to enhanced participation and develop innovative strategies to encourage children’s attendance to the classroom and ensure that they are receiving quality education.

Globally, in 2015, the total number of children, adolescents and youth of primary and secondary school age that were out-of-school was approximately 264.3 million; 61.4 million children of primary school age (6 to 11 years), 61.9 million adolescents of lower secondary school age (12 to 14 years) and 141 million youth of upper secondary school age (about 15 to 17 years). For the same year in Latin America and the Caribbean region, approximately 13.3 million children, adolescents and youth of primary and secondary school age were out-of-school. This amount consisted 2.9 million children of primary school age (6 to 11 years), 2.9 million adolescents of lower secondary school age (12 to 14 years) and 7.5 million youth of upper secondary school age (about 15 to 17 years).

Guyana, in 2016, with support from UNICEF decided to undertake a study of out-of-school children. Guyana’s participation in this initiative presents a unique opportunity to garner fresh evidence to design appropriate interventions along with innovative and context-appropriate policies and strategies for accelerating enrolment and sustaining attendance for the most excluded and marginalised children. 

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UNICEF

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English

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