98 million more girls are missing out on secondary education.
Millions more are missing out on the final years of secondary schooling but are not being counted.
Girls are often under pressure to drop out of school, even after they complete primary education. Making the transition to secondary education is critical for girls to develop important skills and confidence in order to fulfil their true potential.
Even if they do transition to secondary school, the number of girls who complete upper secondary is very low. We can’t be sure of the numbers because in many developing countries the number of girls (and boys) in or out of upper secondary is not even counted.
We say: Girls count, so count girls!
Source: UNESCO Institute of Statistics