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TODAY 10.5 MILLION NIGERIANS WILL NOT GO TO SCHOOL.

THEY ARE THE 10.5 MILLION REASONS WE ARE GETTING INVOLVED.

Please sign our petition below showing your support for President Jonathan’s commitment to education, and urging immediate, concrete action to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to learn and thrive in the society.

Dear President and Ministers

While we are in the midst of an education crisis, we write to support the global partnership with Nigeria to reverse the trend by first ensuring that all Nigerian children are in school and learning by 2015.

With the highest out-of-school population in the world, we ask federal, state and local governments, with the support of the international community, deliver quality education for all Nigerians. We commend your meeting, Monday, September 9 with the State Governors and State Education Commissioners to develop detailed plans of action.

File photo:  Cross section of students
File photo: Cross section of students

We request that action follow through the development of financial incentives for state governments to deliver on education and the drafting of state plans to reach universal education, taking full advantage of the Universal Basic Education Fund and other global funding mechanisms in an accountable and transparent manner such that this increased funding achieves its intended purpose. We also support efforts to improve teacher training and professional development and support to families through conditional cash transfers that encourage enrollment and attendance.

In the midst of the education crisis, we are ready to support your actions to respond with forward-looking, achievable plans that help us create a Nigeria population that is in school and learning.

Sincerely

Please add your name to those who care that 10.5m Nigerians are not in school
by signing this letter at www.aworldatschool.org/petitionnigeria or by writing your name on the comment section below.

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