One in four children in Pakistan will not complete their primary education by the deadline of 2030, says a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organ­isation (UNESCO). The country will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of education for all, with 50 percent of youngsters failing in the completion of their upper secondary education at the current rates.

Vows by international leaders to raise global education standards by 2030 are unlikely to be fulfilled, warns the United Nations’ education agency. According to UNESCO, the current trends highlight that 30 percent of adults and 20 percent  of youngsters will still be illiterate in poor countries. Moreover, almost 262 million youngsters had no access to school in sub-Saharan Africa according to the UNESCO report, which highlights how the international community has failed altogether to raise the bar of global education.