Reasons for the high rate of teenage pregnancy include rape, cultural practices, alcohol and lack of sexual awareness. The majority are linked to poverty. 17% percent of girls have had sex before they turn 15 , mostly due to their religion and lack of education. Kenya contributes to 103 in every 1000 pregnancies worldwide for girls between the age of 15 and 19 years . Few support programs exist to help young mothers.
For example, in every developing region, women tend to hold less secure jobs than men, with fewer social benefits. Violence against women continues to undermine efforts to reach all goals. Poverty is a major barrier to secondary education, especially among older girls. Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Target 5: appropriate home care and timely treatment of complications for
An example of this would be, the 21% budget cut which was decided upon the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) in 2011. Although the government has increased the numbers of Special Needs Assistants through Budget 2015, the previous tearing away of this service and lack of funding for the National Educational Psychological Services (NEPS) has resulted in poorer outcomes for children and young people with disabilities. In research carried out by the Association for Higher Education Access Disability shows that school-leavers with a disability are four times less likely to progress to higher education (Association for Higher Education Access Disability, 2012). This links in with the Census figures, which indicated that people who have a disability are three times more likely to leave school before they reach fifteen years (Census,
The lack of education in these new mothers does nothing to help them in the long run. Many cannot get adequate jobs to support their new child due to the lack of even a GED. More than 60% of young, unmarried mothers live in households that qualify as being in poverty and in teenage couples who stay
The quality of education on developed countries more than developing countries. According to Unicom’s statistics, there are 4.8 million Syrian school-aged children in schools; it means that 2.2 million of them are not in school. Unfortunately, these numbers are changing to worse day-by-day. Moreover, there is lack of teachers in some regions of Syrians. That’s why Syrians plan to immigrate to other countries where excel in education with top-ranked universities, prominent faculty, pleasant infrastructure.
Textbook supplies have dropped very low and in most cases parents finance the textbooks from levies and their own household income. It is estimated that they are 15 children for each textbook in the core subjects in primary schools whilst a survey conducted by UNICEF showed that at least 12% of secondary schools had no maths textbooks at all in 2009. The textbook to student ratio is affecting the pass rate of the
The report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) also shows that Uganda has the highest school dropout rate for females in East Africa. The rate shoots up to claim roughly half the class before the girls finish primary school due to lack of interest, pregnancy, early marriages, hidden costs at school, and family responsibilities which have driven thousands out of school (Vranish, 2011). 1.1.3 Educational policies and dropout in Tanzania Tanzania similarly has been confronted by the problem of high school dropout rate, leading to a substantial number of secondary school children failing to complete years of secondary school life cycle (World Bank, 2004). The statistics for 2003 to 2008 in the table
Girls under 15 account for 2 million of the 7.3 million births that occur to adolescent girls under 18 every year in developing countries (UNFPA, 2013). Nepal Even though there is decline in the teen birth rates in the west; teen pregnancy remains a significant problem worldwide. Adolescent childbearing is an aged old problem even in Nepal. Significant and considerable number of women gets married and bear child in their teenage in Nepal but they are not equally distributed across urban and rural areas and exact data are not available (Dangal, 2005, p.263). Adolescent comprises of 23% of 23 million of Nepalese population.
Issues Regarding Education in Nepal Only 7% of students in Nepal make it to 10th grade, and the ratio of boys to girls is 2 to 1. This means that 93% of the population contribute to the cycle of generations that don’t value education. Up to this day the majority of girls still don’t receive an education. This results in a vast disproportion in the general community and especially in a work environment. Another large issue is the education of the ex-Maoist army, since many of the former soldiers remain uneducated and jobless due to army enlistment.
And worse come to worst, they get none at all. Global Perspectives Philippines As a third world developing country, Philippines is encountering a major problem in providing education for its youth. The number of students surpasses the number of public schools resulting to congested classrooms and scarcity of teachers. According to the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Statistical Coordination (NSCB), 1 out of 6 school-age kids is not in school. Africa / Sub-Saharan Due to deficiency in funds, one third of youngsters are deprived of good quality education in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.