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Concern As Nigeria Has The Highest Numbers Of School Drop-Outs In The World

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Concern As Nigeria Has The Highest Numbers Of School Drop-Outs In The World

Nigeria Has The Highest Numbers Of School Drop-Outs

Tuesday July 25, 2017 – Concern As Nigeria Has The Highest Numbers Of School Drop-Outs In The World

Nigerian FG on Monday expressed concern over the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country.

Dr Adamu Husaini, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made the remark at the opening of the 62nd National Council on Education (NEC) meeting in Kano.

“It is sad to note that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world considering the fact that of the 20 million out-of-school children in the world, 10.5 million are in Nigeria,’’ Husaini said.

He said that the affected children include: girl-child, Almajiris, children of nomadic Fulani, children of migrant fishermen and farmers and street urchins, among others.

According to him, other children that are out of school are children living with disabilities, and more recently, children displaced by insurgency.

“The recent decades witnessed heavy donor agencies and government intervention on education to address the problems.

“But, the reality remains that there is still low attendance and low attainment and completion rate among the marginalised and vulnerable groups.

“The Federal Government believes that no nation can achieve economic prosperity without a sound inclusive and functional education system.

“This cannot be achieved without security and stability of the nation,’’ he said.

The permanent secretary said that the issue of funding was very critical to the development of education.

He called on the participants to deliberate on the issue with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem.

“The Federal Government has, in line with the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Act 2004, allocates two per cent of its Consolidated Revenue Fund to the implementation of UBE programme,’’ Husaini said.

He said that this commitment led to the improvement of UBE outcomes, especially targeting children with special needs and out of school.



  1. iron bar

    July 25, 2017 at 5:05 AM

    HAHAHA,THE aboki perm secretary did not tell us that the amajiris who are used to destablize the nation not knowing they are destroying their minister is an aboki that wanted everyone to adopt islmic studies in the cirriculum and not accomodation the chrstian relig studies,the south has the highest litracy rate and the born to rule warlords know the fact.He cited security is paramount to counter the menance but they brainwash those street urchins to blow everywhere up and told us that westrn education is haram but still feeling left out in the larger world.our national assembly and ruling govt is a mess.i wish they can recall those sleeping legislooters who nod off during sessions just like they did in dinos case.pls push your frustation to our daura-london based president for an urgent solution to this epidemic.

    • Metu Nyetu

      July 25, 2017 at 5:37 AM


  2. Danti

    July 25, 2017 at 5:45 AM

    This is another nonsensical interpretation of reality, how can that be? The number of drop-outs is higher than 20million and Nigeria is not the highest in the whole world. Go to India and China, things are rougher; Our entire population is just 10% of these two colossus. So it is mathematically impossible for Nigeria to have 50% of world drop-outs; Oops! Remember Bangladesh,Brazil, Mexico and so on. Let this foolish data be junked, Nigeria is eight or ninth largest country by population not the worst country on earth dummies!

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    July 25, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Is that so? Glad you know!
    Mchweeeeeeew! Now let’s see action towards arresting the trend for we have heard enough talks!

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