Sudan remains to be one of the countries with the high
number of out-of-school children: 1.8 million children
aged 6-13 and 3.2 million children aged 6-16.
The rate of out-of-school children is particularly high
among nomadic populations, in rural areas, and
among the poorest households.
Girls from rural areas are still at disadvantage due to
factors such as socio-cultural beliefs/attitudes against
girls’ education, opportunity costs related to labour,
safety concerns, and child marriage .Of the total number
of children who do not have access to school, it is
estimated that 62% are girls and 84% are from rural
In addition to the issue of inequitable access, poor
quality of education due to lack of trained teachers,
teaching learning materials, child-friendly learning
environment, and other factors, is also posing a
major concern for the education
sector in Sudan.
Sudan has made progress towards achieving the
Universal Primary Education (UPE), Education for All
(EFA), and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2 &
3, especially in terms of the Gross Enrolment Ratio
(GER) and the Gender Parity Index in basic education.
There are different LEG in Sudan and collation
engagement such as :
*Local Education Forum
* Girl Education Forum
* Council for Nomadic Development
* Local team for Education Development