While 130 million girls worldwide fail to attend school every day, South Sudan, where nearly three fourth of girls do not even finish primary schooling, is the most difficult country when it comes to girls having access to education, says a report by One campaign.
The country was followed by Central African Republic, a country having only one teacher for every 80 students, and Niger, where literacy rate among women between ages of 15 to 24 was 17%.
It found that except Afghanistan (4th rank), all the countries in the list of top 10 most difficult nations for girls to be educated were from sub-Saharan Africa. Chad, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Ethiopia were the other countries in the list.
” Educating girls to the same level as boys could benefit developing countries to the tune of at least $112 billion a year. It also helps stabilise societies that are vulnerable to extremism,” the report said.
“Failing to make such an impactful and cost effective investment now amounts to an emergency that we cannot ignore,” it added.