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In 8.1 In­dia, around mil­lion chil­dren were out of school in the age group of 6 to 14 years in 2009. Thanks to some flag­ship ini­tia­tives by the Govern­ment of In­dia there is a dras­tic re­duc­tion in num­bers, but still around 2.7 mil­lion chil­dren were re­ported to be out of school. - Sarva Shik­sha Ab­hiyan 2010-2011.

Num­ber of schools in In­dia in­creased from 0.9 1.4 mil­lion in 2002 to mil­lion in 2012 (58% growth) - District In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem for Ed­u­ca­tion data By 2015/16, EAC en­deav­ors to in­flu­ence the en­roll­ment and 10 re­ten­tion of at least mil­lion out-of-school chil­dren Ethiopia's rapid eco­nomic and so­cial devel­op­ment, cou­pled with its vi­sion to be a mid­dlein­come coun­try by 2025, has catal­ysed pro­found im­prove­ments in the coun­try's ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. A na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­tor Devel­op­ment Plan (ESDP) aimed at achiev­ing the UN MDG of uni­ver­sal pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion has been de­vel­oped and is in its fourth phase. Ap­prox­i­mately 27% of Ethiopia's to­tal cur­rent fed­eral bud­get is al­lo­cated to the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. Since the in­cep­tion of the ESDP, there have been com­mend­able achieve­ments, par­tic­u­larly in pri­mary school en­rol­ment, which has in­creased from

3.7 mil­lion 16.72 in 1997 to mil­lion in 2011.

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