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COVID-19: UN calls for protection of 46m school children in Nigeria

By Victoria Ojeme The United Nations in Nigeria says safeguarding education from attack is urgently needed to restore confidence in schools as places of protection for children and teachers. This is particularly pressing in light of COVID-19, which affected 46 million primary and secondary learners across Nigeria due to pandemic-related school closures. “As State Governments
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National Library decries lack of reading culture among school children

By Marie-Therese Nanlong The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has again reiterated the need for all stakeholders to constructively engage children to imbibe reading culture before attaining adulthood. While engaging rural kids during its `Readership Promotion` campaign at Angware, headquarters of Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State, the Acting Head of Branch of
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How we’re reducing number of out-of-school children — Hajia Turai Kadir

With the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rising astronomically in the last few years, from 10.5m, to 13.2m and now over 16m according to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu recently, discerning minds know that it is a time bomb waiting to explode! Insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of criminality, are on the rise in Nigeria and there seems to be no end in sight because there is a ready supply of arsenal – an army of uneducated, jobless, unempowered and unmotivated youths ready to be used by unscrupulous elements in society.

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Security: Over 2 million children can’t return to school in Nigeria, DRC, others

…Says 44,000 teachers won’t reach 9,288 schools By Joseph Erunke ABUJA — AS schools resume for a new session this year, more than two million children in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Niger, can’t return to school due to insecurity and persistent humanitarian crisis in the countries. These countries are in
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