South Asia is expected to recruit nearly 15 million new teachers to meet the universal education by 2030, a report said today released by the UN.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics launched its Valuing Teachers, enhancing the status report to mark World Teachers Day.
This is the first time it is published showing the teachers numbers to be recruited to meet the aim of providing education for all, said the UN member countries as a part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNESCO Institute of Statistics, director, Silvia Montoya, said: “Countries are gearing up across the region for this big push to attain Sustainable Development Goal by 2030. However, the education systems are good as their teachers.”
“Progress depends on the point, whether there is a classroom or a teacher to teach. Second, if the teacher walks with the resources, training and support into the classroom required to do their job. And third, whether they are greeted by children in a manageable number instead of 60, 70 and more pupils,” said Montoya.
68.8 million Teachers are to be recruited by 2030 worldwide if every child receives a primary and secondary education, according to the latest figures.
With the stretched finances of developing, it is the responsibility of the international community to help in funding and as a disgrace this aid is decline from 2010, said the report.
The Southern Asia region covers countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India experiencing the shortage of teachers.
The average ratio of pupil-teacher is 34:1 in primary education and secondary education29:1 (2014 estimates) very much higher than the 18:1 expected global average.