UBEC calls for quick action to address out-of-school children in Nigeria

The Universal Basic Education Commission-UBEC has said that the population of Nigeria’s out-of-school children has increased from 10.5 million to at 13.2 million.

The UBEC Secretary, Hammid Bobboyi, represented by the Director of Social Mobilization, Bello Kaigara who stated this in Abuja during a United Nations Children’s Fund briefing on out-of-school children, said the 2015 Demographic Health Survey had confirmed the development.

UNICEF said it was partnering with over 200 traditional rulers from 19 Northern states to deliberate on handling Nigeria’s out-of-school children, noting that they were mainly from the Northern region.

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