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Millennium Development Goals

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What is Millennium Development Goals?

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The Millennium Development goals originated from the Millennium Declaration adopted by the General assembly of the United Nations in September 2,000. Representative from 189 countries met at the Millennium Summit in New York to adopt MDG.

The nations committed themselves to a new global partnership to promote development through a series of time bound goals with a deadline of 2,015. In total 8 goals were formed, which have become the Millennium Development Goals. MDGs focus on the national and international priority setting as goal and targets are limited in number, stable over time and being communicated easily to broad audience.

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What is the importance of primary education for children?

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  • Primary education is considered as the foundation stone of education process, throughout the human life, to develop a person competent citizen
  • It is the initial step to take advantage of future education opportunities and lifelong skills.

  • Primary education enables people to participate in the socio economic and political activities of a community to their fullest extent through the knowledge and skills development.

  • Primary education enables people to participate in the socio-economic and political activities of a community to their fullest extent through the knowledge and skills development.

  • It is attributed as the foundation for the economic growth and instrumental to the attainment of other developmental objectives including all humanoid-religious goals and liberty.