Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tag "out-of-school children"

    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

A rise in the number of internally displaced children and a corresponding increase in birth rates have led to a surge in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.The number of out-of-school children rose from 10.5 million in 2010 to 13.2 million in 2015, a Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian [...]

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    PHOTOS: School children involved in child labour

PHOTOS: School children involved in child labour

BY ADEMOLA AKINLABIWith a figure of 10.5 million, Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world, according to UNICEF.This may be underestimated as more children and parents are embracing informal education due to unemployment.Some out- of- school children are into petty trading activities to support their family, while others drop out due to broken homes.Below are some [...]

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    Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto ‘drops by half’

Muhammad Muhuiddin, a UNICEF officer, says the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto has dropped to 37 percent.It was 69 percent in 2015 — the highest in the country.Muhuiddin, who is the outgoing chief of field officer for Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states, spoke on Tuesday at a reception organised in his honour by the Sokoto state government.He said the multiple [...]

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    Atiku advocates support for out-of-school children

Atiku advocates support for out-of-school children

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has appealed to Nigerians to help give formal education to out-of-school children.In a statement on Friday, Atiku said nothing is too much to give in providing education to the affected children.The former vice-president said the government alone should not be made to shoulder the responsibility of educating the out-of-school children.“I have always been bothered about the [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have the highest number of out-of-school girls as Malala claimed?

FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have the highest number of out-of-school girls as Malala claimed?

As part of a global Girl Power Trip, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate and celebrated girls’ rights activist, recently visited Nigeria where she pressed Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency on education.“I urged him, the minister of education and other leaders to triple spending on education, make budgets transparent and encourage all states in Nigeria to pass the [...]

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    Saraki: 1.5m out-of-school children could be next generation of suicide bombers

Saraki: 1.5m out-of-school children could be next generation of suicide bombers

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has described as "alarming and a ticking time bomb" the no fewer than 10.5 million children in the country believed to be out of school.He was reacting to the statistics on out-of-school children released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in a statement by his chief press secretary, Sanni Onogu, on Sunday in Abuja.Saraki, who [...]

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