263 million youngsters "are out of school"

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Children in Mauritania. Photo: UNICEF/Agron Dragaj

More than 260 million children are out of school, the UN said Friday, warning that it is a serious challenge to Global Goals on education.

Just as worrying is the finding that 142 million 15 to 17-year-olds do not attend lessons, according to the data, released by UN agency UNESCO and the Global Education Monitoring Report.

The research also confirms that armed conflict keeps more than one in three primary school-age children away from the classroom, as UNESCO's Friedrich Huebler told Daniel Johnson.

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