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UNICEF: 75% of Nigerian children aged 7 to 14 can’t read simple sentence

    UNICEF: 75% of Nigerian children aged 7 to 14 can’t read simple sentence

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says 75 percent of children aged seven to 14 years in Nigeria cannot read simple sentence or solve basic maths. Cristian Munduate, UNICEF Nigeria

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Save the Children: Nigeria must step up investment in education to address out-of-school rate

    Save the Children: Nigeria must step up investment in education to address out-of-school rate

Save the Children International (SCI) Nigeria, a charity organisation, says the country must step up investment in education. The organisation said this on Tuesday in a statement to mark this

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Primary education: Nigeria targets 90% enrolment by 2030

    Primary education: Nigeria targets 90% enrolment by 2030

Yosola Akinbi, national coordinator of the human capital development project of the National Economic Council (NEC) says Nigeria is planning to increase the rate of primary school enrolment from 46

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Diri: 250,000 out-of-school children in Bayelsa alarming — we must reverse it

    Diri: 250,000 out-of-school children in Bayelsa alarming — we must reverse it

Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, says the estimated 250,000 out-of-school children in the state are alarming. According to NAN, the governor spoke on Tuesday during the inauguration of a national

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Obasanjo: With 20m out-of-school children, Nigeria preparing for future Boko Haram

  Obasanjo: With 20m out-of-school children, Nigeria preparing for future Boko Haram

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says urgent steps need to be taken to tackle Nigeria’s rising rate of out-of-school children. He

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Zulum inaugurates mentorship programme for out-of-school children in Borno

  Zulum inaugurates mentorship programme for out-of-school children in Borno

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has inaugurated the At Risks Children Programme (ARC-P) to provide mentorship for out-of-school children. Zulum

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Banditry: Over 2,000 teachers killed since 2014, says CSO

  Banditry: Over 2,000 teachers killed since 2014, says CSO

Salim Umar, chairperson of Farmers and Herders Initiative for Peace and Development Africa (FHIPD–Africa), says bandits have killed more than

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Report: Nigeria loses $40bn in potential revenue due to less educated population

  Report: Nigeria loses $40bn in potential revenue due to less educated population

Nigeria loses about $40 billion in potential revenue due to the less educated population, a report by SB Morgan (SBM)

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Neglecting out-of-school kids will create future bandits, lawmaker tells politicians

  Neglecting out-of-school kids will create future bandits, lawmaker tells politicians

Julius Ihonvbere, chairman, house of representatives committee on basic education and services, says political leaders should take the issue of

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Despite alternative intervention, number of out-of-school children keeps rising in Nigeria

  Despite alternative intervention, number of out-of-school children keeps rising in Nigeria

The hustling and bustling of children clustered around the Iyana-Ipaja market in Lagos state drew the attention of passersby. Many

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