NGO says 60% of three to five-year-olds not schooled

Sixty per cent of Cambodian children aged between three and five are not registered in any kind of formal education, a global Save the Children report released on Wednesday said.

Despite Cambodia making huge strides over the past 20 years to reduce the number of children not in school, those of primary and secondary school age not in the education system remains high – at 22.5 per cent – the organisation said on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Pearce, Save the Children in Cambodia’s country director, called on the government to increase funding for early childhood protection and development at the national and local levels.

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