The live online event will have Kristalina Georgieva (CEO, World Bank), Claver Gatete (Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Government of Rwanda), Wendy Kopp (CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All), Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Minister of Finance Indonesia), Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director of Oxfam International) and Farah Mohamed (Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund (moderator)) as Speakers.
In a recent report released in September, World Bank had warned of a learning crisis. The report highlighted that in rural India, just under three-quarters of students in grade 3 could not solve a simple two-digit subtraction, and by grade 5 half could still not do so. Half of Grade 5 students in rural India faced difficulty in reading text at the level of the grade 2 curriculum, which included sentences in the local language.
In New Delhi, India, in 2015, an average grade 6 student performed at a grade 3 level in math. Even by grade 9, the average student had reached less than a grade 5 level, and the gap between the better and worse performers grew over time.
As per the report, India ranks second only after Malawi in the list of countries where grade two students could not read a short text.
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