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This African Country Has the Largest Number of Out-of-school Children in the World – UNESCO

According to a new report by UNESCO, the United Nations agency for culture and education, Nigeria has the largest number of out-of-school children in the world.

It is estimated that at least 10 million Nigerian children, mostly girls, do not have access to education. Although the country has a law mandating school attendance, millions of children still roam the streets to beg or perform manual labor.

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The government says a school feeding program – launched in 2016 – benefits nearly 10 million children and helps keep them in school. However, this intervention faces allegations of corruption and dishonesty by some local officials, a situation that the authorities recognize and claim to want to resolve, the report said.

UNESCO said the world will miss its goal of a complete transition of children to primary school by 2030 as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and warns that at least one in six children will drop out of school. his studies.

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Written by How Africa

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