05.10.2011 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Seeking at least two million teachers

© Paula Bronstein/Getty ImagesSaijda teaches a special accelerated learning class for girls at the Abdul Ghafor Nadim school in Kabul (Afghanistan).

Ahead of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October - dedicated this year to the theme of “teachers for gender equality” - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics has published data demonstrating that at least two additional million teachers will be needed to meet the internationally agreed goal of universal primary education by 2015.

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