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Out-of-School Children

13 Jan
The Federal Government has called on governors to stem the tide of rising numbers of out-of-school children in their respective states. The Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, stated this on Thursday in Abeokuta, during the flag-off ceremony and National campaign on out-of-school children. Opiah urged governors to make substantive efforts to ensure increased…
18 Dec
Sir: It is doubtful if most Nigerian citizens give any thought to the issue of soaring number of out-of-school children, or whether it ever occurs to them that the issue is now a national task in which all well-meaning people must get involved. Every now and then, the sordid picture of how terrible the issue…
1 Dec
Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, has called for intervention and support of the state’s traditional rulers to get out-of-school children back to school.
30 Oct
Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the Chairman, of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, has called for a political will coupled with policy consistency to address the problem of out-of-school children in the country.
21 Oct
To reduce the rising figure of out-of-school children in the country, a nonprofit organisation, The Articulates, has started a campaign in Lagos to get them back to school.
16 Oct
Founder, IA Foundation, Ibironke Adeagbo has said the rise in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria is unacceptable and said that something must be done to reduce it.
13 Oct
In commemoration of this year’s International Day for the Girl Child, young and adolescent girls have urged the government to introduce reproductive health in school curricula to encourage more girl education.
UNILAG
29 Sep
It is very unfortunate that with 62.5 per cent increase in out-of-school children from 12.5 million to 20 million in just one year, Nigeria has joined India and Pakistan as the top three countries
20 Sep
Heads of State and education sector thought leaders converged in New York City for the inaugural edition of the United Nations (UN) Transforming Education Summit with one goal: Crowdsourcing ideas towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) by 2030.
18 Sep
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has charged the Nigerian government to address barriers responsible for the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country.
18 Sep
Similarly, accountability and openness are essential ingredients to engender public trust in leaders and governments.
9 Sep
National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has linked the increase in out-of-school children from 10.5 million in 2021 to 18.5 million in 2022 to banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and early marriage in the North West.

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