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Out-of-School Children

23 Nov
Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has expressed concern that until the proper community and school relationships are activated, the menace of out-of-school-children will persist
7 Nov
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, explained that one of the ways to address the myriad of challenges bedeviling the country, such as insecurity, poverty, out-of-school children
4 Nov
As part of efforts to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the country, a non-governmental organisation, Empowering Africans Through Education Initiative, (EAE) has awarded N140, 000 worth of scholarship
1 Oct
A faith-based non-governmental organisation, Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), has declared that more than 10 million children are out-of-school in Nigeria.
23 Sep
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Nigeria (UNN), Enugu Campus, Dr. Ben Nwosu, has noted with displeasure the situation where 90,000 children
17 Apr 2021
Federal Government says it will develop a national implementation guideline on the Accelerated Basic Education Curriculum (ABEC) programme to address issue of out of school children.
10 Apr 2021
At least 1000 out-of-school children from marginalised northern communities will benefit from a literacy and numeracy skills development programme organised by Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi) and Life Builders Initiative for Education and Societal Integration (LBI). The initiative, tagged Fast Track, will provide accelerated literacy and numeracy skills development to disadvantaged children in…
1 Apr 2021
At the moment, Nigeria is the world capital of out-of-school children with more than 10 million anywhere but in classrooms
9 Apr 2020
Nwajiuba, has called on civil society organisations to be accurate when giving out data on out-of-school children in the country.
8 Nov 2019
As part of efforts to tackle the challenge faced by the country’s out-of-school children, Rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110 recently moved to lift basic education within the district through the donation of two blocks of classrooms and furniture to Ikeja Junior Secondary School.
24 Oct 2019
The Federal Government said it has committed N10billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The government said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling two million children yearly in the next five years.
17 Oct 2019
About 6.34m, representing 62 per cent of the 10.19 million out-of-school children in the country are girls, The Guardian has learnt. According to data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Education, Sokoto, Katsina and Akwa Ibom are the three leading states with the highest prevalence of out-of-school girls.


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