Conflict has destroyed hundreds of schools in Yemen with more than 1,500 schools damaged by air strikes or shelling and over half of the country’s teachers have not been paid since 2016. Currently, 36 per cent of school-age girls and 24 per cent of boys do not attend school. School attendance is likely to drop even lower as the primary school enrollment has fallen to just 41.5 per cent.
Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that, by 2030, all girls and boys have the same opportunities to complete free primary and secondary schooling. It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training and higher education, so that both women and men are equipped to gain employment and generate income.