All but one on the list are in Africa:
South Sudan: the world’s newest country has faced much violence and war, with the destruction of schools and families forced from their homes. Almost three-quarters of girls do not even make it to primary school.
Central African Republic: one teacher for every 80 pupils.
Niger: only 17% of women between the ages of 15 and 24 are literate.
Afghanistan: wide gender gap, with boys more likely to be in school than girls.
Chad: many social and economic barriers to girls and women getting education.
Mali: only 38% of girls finish primary school.
Guinea: the average time in education among women over the age of 25 is less than one year.
Burkina Faso: only 1% of girls complete secondary school.
Liberia: almost two-thirds of primary-age pupils out of school.
Ethiopia: two in five girls are married before the age of 18.