The children excluded from learning opportunities are among the most vulnerable and hard to reach in the world.In the past decade, millions of children around the world have gained access to educational opportunities. But there is still much work to be done. By the end of the 2015 school year, 61 million children of primary school age (about 6 to 11 years), 62 million young adolescents of lower secondary school age (about 12 to 14 years), and 141 million youth of upper secondary school age (about 15 to 17 years) were out of school.
Zimbabwe continues to face serious economic challenges with significant implications on the education system. While the percentage of the national budget allocated to the education sector continues to be high, a huge chunk of it goes towards human resources.
At least 93 per cent of the $905 million allocated to the Primary and Secondary Education Ministry in the 2018 national budget will go towards employment costs, leaving a measly seven per cent for capital expenditure.