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More female teachers needed in North to help encourage girls’ enrolment — UNICEF

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By Joseph Erunke

TO achieve a considerable improvement in girls’ enrolment and arrest the growing rate of out-of-school children in the North, government at the state and the federal levels in the region must step up employment of more female teachers,  United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF has said.


The body, which asked the federal and state governments to employ more female teachers in schools in northern Nigeria, said the development would no doubt raise girls’ enrolment in schools and eradicate the out-of-school children growing population.

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Its two reports on the Effect of Female Teachers on girls’ Enrolment and Retention in Northern Nigeria, and C4D Assessment in Basic Education, in Abuja, UNICEF said the effects of female teachers on girls’ enrolment and retention in Northern Nigeria were positive.

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