“Everyone has the right to education”, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The second Millennium Development Goal is to achieve universal primary education. In 2015, 97 per cent of all eligible children were enrolled in primary education worldwide. However, enrolment does not guarantee attendance, or completion.
Nigeria, Pakistan and Sudan are leading the list of territories with the highest number of children not enrolled primary education. The highest rate of children aged 5 to 10 not in primary school are found in Eritrea, where roughly only every second child is enrolled, followed by Djibouti and Sudan with 66 and 70 percent respectively.