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India needs 8 million secondary teachers by 2030

India also needs to have more than 11 million primary as well as secondary teachers, says UNESCO

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Publish Date: Oct 6 2016 3:15PM | Updated Date: Oct 6 2016 3:15PM

India needs 8 million secondary teachers by 2030
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In order to ensure school education to every child, India needs to have over three million primary and eight million secondary teachers in next 14 years.
In a report released by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), that has released a paper setting out the first-ever estimates of how many more teachers are needed to meet Sustainable Development Goals, it was found that India accounts for ¾ of the entire southern Asia target.
According to the report, about 263 million children and youth are out of school, which include 25 million children of primary school age. 
Worldwide, around 69 million teachers are needed to be recruited in 14 years.
As per USI stats, Sub-Sahara region needs over 17 million more primary and secondary teachers while the Southern Asia comes next which needs to recruit a total of 15 million.
Also, it states that a 10 percent increase in teacher’s pay tends to result in a five to ten percent increase in pupil performance.