Out-of-school children in Jordan

Who they are, where they are, and how can we reach them

A boy playing with a ball in a tented area


Out-of-school children Jordan country report 2014 showed that Jordan experienced slight rise in primary and lower secondary enrolment rates and high completion rates at the time of the study. However, dropout rate still remained stable, and despite provision of free basic education, poverty, child labour, migration, poor quality of education, disability, divorce and remarriage, and unenforced education law hindered children from learning.

The report offered recommendations to support child labourers and poor children, to start and scale up programmes for non-Jordanian out-of-school children, and to improve national monitoring and reporting systems on out-of-school children and those at risk of dropping out.

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