50% Of All The Children That Are Out-Of-School In The Whole World Are Nigerians! - BBC

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More than half the world's children who are not being educated are in Nigeria, the country's government has said. Acknowledging the scale of the problem the education ministry's permanent secretary Adamu Hussaini said it was "sad to note" that Nigeria had 10.5 million children out of school.
This is the first time senior officials have admitted the size of the problem.

Cultural factors have been blamed but critics point to a lack of money going to publicly funded schools. The UN's children's agency, Unicef, has been campaigning on this issue as well as a number of other groups.

On a visit to the country last week, education activist Malala Yousafzai met acting president Yemi Osinbajo and asked him to declare what she called "an education state of emergency in Nigeria".
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai poses twith her father Ziauddin Yousafzai and students at the Unicef-funded school at Bakassi camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria July 18, 2017Image
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Campaigner Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria last week
Mr Hussaini said those most affected were girls, street children and the children of nomadic groups and added that economic prosperity can only be achieved with an "inclusive and functional education system".
But BBC Hausa editor Jimeh Saleh says the failure in the education system is due to a lack of government funding, rather than any cultural factors as suggested by the ministry.
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"Government funded schools in Nigeria have practically collapsed over the years because of poor funding leaving children from poor homes with nowhere to go but the streets," he
says.
Unicef estimates that 60% of Nigerian children not attending school live in the north of the country.



nametalkam (m) at 25-07-2017 01:22PM
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Na wao! This is scarring and shocking! 50% of the world population!! that means about 90% of all Nigerian kids are out of school! Society with no education! OOooosheyyyy baddest!

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Patrioti (m) at 25-07-2017 01:34PM
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They should break down the figure or I do it...Hausa / Fulani 9 million and the rest are others.
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tottori51 (m) at 25-07-2017 01:41PM
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If it's true, it's really alarming   Undecided Undecided 
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Bebold (m) at 25-07-2017 01:47PM
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BBC and Britain are crazy and useless for writing that are they not the reason Nigeria is the way it is ?
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ruthie (f) at 25-07-2017 02:03PM
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naiaj again and bad news
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tegonwa (m) at 25-07-2017 02:12PM
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I Do Not Doubt This.And Many Of These Out-of-school Children Are From The Northern Part Of Nigeria.Goodluck Jonathan Did Well To Establish A Good Number Of Almajiri Schools There,yet They Would Not Attend Or Enroll.Too Hopeless.Educationally Hopeless!
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gogoman (m) at 25-07-2017 02:15PM
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AND 100% OF BLACKS IN THIS  WORLD UNIVERSITIES ARE NIGERIANS!!!  GO AND DO YOUR FINDINGS
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Starnixx (m) at 25-07-2017 02:57PM
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na wow Nigeria need to improve in our educational aspects
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Starnixx (m) at 25-07-2017 02:57PM
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na wow Nigeria need to improve in our educational aspects
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CHRISETTE (f) at 25-07-2017 03:49PM
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Too bad
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angesco (f) at 25-07-2017 04:10PM
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And 49.5% are in th NORTH!!!!!!
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angesco (f) at 25-07-2017 04:14PM
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And the vast MAJORITY in Nigeria I bet you ARE  NORTHNERS.

Educating girls in Islamic societies appears to be a NO GO AREA around the WORLD - UNLESS of course,  your family is RICH and has had the opportunity to MIX with DIFFERENT people from cultures!
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tegonwa (m) at 25-07-2017 04:49PM
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Quote from: angesco on 25-07-2017 04:14PM
And the vast MAJORITY in Nigeria I bet you ARE  NORTHNERS.

Educating girls in Islamic societies appears to be a NO GO AREA around the WORLD - UNLESS of course,  your family is RICH and has had the opportunity to MIX with DIFFERENT people from cultures!
And They Seem To Have This Tacit Agreement With The Phrase 'boko Haram'.
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