User:Pooja Tyagi/Hurdles in SSA
However, the flip side is that out of the 200 million children in the age group of 6-14 years, 59 million are not attending school. Of this, 35 million are girls. There are problems relating to dropout rates, low levels of learning achievement and low participation of girls, tribals and other disadvantaged groups. There are still at least one lakh habitations in the country without schooling facility within one kilometre. Coupled with this are various systemic issues like inadequate school infrastructure, poorly functioning schools, high teacher absenteeism, large number of teacher vacancies, poor quality of education and inadequate funds.