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Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa, says UNICEF
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Nigeria accounts for 45% out-of-school children in West Africa, says UNICEF

UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa. Citing the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data report, UNICEF noted that while southern states have an average of 11 per cent […]

Finding space for Nigeria’s 13m out-of-school children
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Finding space for Nigeria’s 13m out-of-school children

Education Minister, Adamu Adamu At the moment, Nigeria is the world capital of out-of-school children with more than 13 million of them anywhere but in the classroom. In this piece, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL examines the crisis of illiteracy, its causes and the best way out of the educational logjam. The […]

Children’s school enrolment on decline amid free meal scheme, national campaign
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Children’s school enrolment on decline amid free meal scheme, national campaign

In January this year, an annual national school enrolment campaign was flagged off by the federal government as part of efforts to reduce the rate of out-of-school children in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, kicked off the campaign at the Tudun Salmanu Primary School, Bauchi State. […]

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UNICEF decries harassment of children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the rising violence against children in Nigeria.At a workshop for traditional rulers yesterday in Calabar, the Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria, Enugu Field Office, Mrs. Nkiru Maduechesi, said the indicators on violence against male and female children “are mind-boggling for any government […]

Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF
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Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF

[File] Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE.<br />Photo: Twitter/HQNigerianArmy The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, […]

Reducing diarrhoeal diseases through good sanitation, hygiene practice
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Reducing diarrhoeal diseases through good sanitation, hygiene practice

Regulay handwashing recommended to beat diarrhoeal diseases. Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene practice. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition. […]

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Communal conflicts, others threaten UNICEF ODF programme in Cross River

Incessant communal conflicts in Cross River State are threatening the sustainability of the Open Defecation Free (ODF) free status achieved by some council in the state through the intervention of UNICEF. Specifically, UNICEF intervened in Yakurr and Boki as a pilot scheme to end open defecation and both councils have […]

‘North’s six million Almajiris potential security threat to Nigeria’
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‘North’s six million Almajiris potential security threat to Nigeria’

Almajiri The Mallam Aminu Kano International Foundation on Human Development yesterday said the six million Almajiris scattered over the states in the North pose a potential security threat to Nigeria. Its president, Ibrahim Waiya, who gave the alert during an orientation programme for youth volunteers in Kano, regretted that of […]

From Access Bank, succor comes for vulnerable children in Kaduna
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From Access Bank, succor comes for vulnerable children in Kaduna

The 2013/2014 Annual School Census (ASC) conducted by the Kaduna Ministry of Education, shows that student enrolment slightly increased in private Pre-Primary, Primary, JSS and SSS schools by 12.7%, 8.5%. 7.9%and 8.4% respectively and the public JSS, and SSS by 36.2% and 47.3% respectively, while slightly decreased in Pre-Primary and […]

Between free meals and hunger for learning
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Between free meals and hunger for learning

A cross section of students during their feeding time Two years after the federal government launched the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL and UJUNWA ATUEYI examine how the project executed across 22 states in Nigeria has fared in terms of school enrolment and impact […]

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15 teams, three cups on offer at Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tourney

Marketing Manager of Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, Hafsat Ambursa (left); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Partnerships Officer, Angela Ochuko Ege; Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu and Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank, Amaechi Okobi during the Press Conference on The Access Bank Charity Shield […]

How CTP boosts enrolment, girl-child education in northern schools, by UNICEF
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How CTP boosts enrolment, girl-child education in northern schools, by UNICEF

FG, agency sign MoU on procurement of therapeutic food The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), yesterday said its Cash Transfer Programme (CTP), has increased enrolment and retention of girls in northern schools to a very significant extent.Education Specialist at UNICEF, Azuka Menkiti, who spoke in Sokoto at a two-day Media […]