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Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Blue3k2: 12:06pm On Apr 13


The Federal Government says the number of Out-of-School (OSC) Children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2million, following various interventions of the government and development partners.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said this at the 12th Edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing on the OSC Phenomenon held in Abuja on Friday.

Adamu, who was represented by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said that conflicting figures of out-of-school children were being given, ranging from 10 -13 million.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ministerial strategic plan states that Nigeria has 10.5 million children aged 6-14, out of school.

However, a recent Demographic Health Survey (DHS) has shown that the population of out of school children in Nigeria has risen from 10.5 million to 13.2 million.

According to him, the reasons adduced for this unfortunate phenomenon include, though, not limited to the following: financial incapacitation, violent conflicts and ignorance on the part of parents/guardians.

He added that lack of political will to confront the ugly phenomenon, socio-cultural complexities, distance to schools; physically challenged children, child labour, migration and orphanage were other challenges of the OSC.


He listed the most endemic states of the OSC to include: Kano, Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, Oyo, Benue Jigawa and Ebonyi.

According to him, the concerns of this administration are two-fold; to find an empirical means of getting the figures right and the best ways of reducing the number to the barest minimum.

"ln the last four years, therefore, we have been making efforts to determine the exact number of out-of-school children.

"However, the good news is that the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and other stakeholders have been working towards this common goal of determining the number of children of school age who are not in school.

"Similarly, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the World Bank, United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF), and other development partners are collaborating to reduce the number of out-of-school children.

"For now, based on the recently conducted National Personnel Audit of both Public and Private schools, Nigeria has an estimated out of school children population of 10,193,918," he said.

Adamu explained that the ministry has, however, encountered some challenges in a bid to reduce the number of OSC.

He enumerated the challenges as inadequate security due to banditry/insurgency, misconceptions about the value of education and slow implementation of UBEC programmes by States Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs).

He listed other challenges to include: low draw down of matching grant by SUBEBs, inadequate funds for special education, inadequate grassroots needs assessment before project execution and wrong location of projects.


Adamu added that the ministry in collaboration with the National Mass Adult and Non-Formal Education Commission had also developed a template to capture the OSC within the space of the next five years.

" We have sent out our team to countries like Pakistan and Indonesia that have similar issues with Nigeria and find a way they were able to overcome it.

"We have also carried out advocacy and sensitisation programmes on monitoring and mentoring of School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) on school governance in 36 states and FCT.

"Steps are being taken under UBEC to construct 2,493 new classroom, 2,457 VIP toilets,19 laboratories, 91boreholes, 1,266 renovated, classrooms, procured 192,985 pupils and 10,038 teachers' furniture," the minister said.


He said these interventions would further reduce the number of OSC in the country.

https://guardian.ng/news/out-of-school-childrens-figure-drops/

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by GavelSlam: 12:13pm On Apr 13
Nice but lay emphasis on quality.

Quality teachers, environment, tools and curriculum.

Increase the %age of the Budget that'll be applied to this.

The number of dummies on this forum tells about the quality or lack thereof.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Blue3k2: 12:19pm On Apr 13
He listed the most endemic states of the OSC to include: Kano, Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, Oyo, Benue Jigawa and Ebonyi.

Wow how did Akwa Ibom make the list. Education is free in the state and they have money to build schools. Even the premiumtimes investigation didnt mention this. The state should explain why it didnt care to acess UBE grant the FG offers.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by SarkinYarki: 12:22pm On Apr 13
GavelSlam:
Nice but lay emphasis on quality.

Quality teachers, environment, tools and curriculum.

Increase the %age of the Budget that'll be applied to this.

The number of dummies on this forum tells about the quality or lack thereof.


Says someone who voted a stark senile good for nothing dullard as President ..Mr man you are not smarter than anyone on this forum .

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by GavelSlam: 12:25pm On Apr 13
SarkinYarki:


Says someone who voted a stark senile good for nothing dullard as President ..Mr man you are not smarter than anyone on this forum .

I may not be smarter than anybody else, but I'm certainly smarter than you.


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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by amaniro: 12:25pm On Apr 13
I'm honestly not believing any statistics from Federal Government just like I don't believe NTA news.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by amaniro: 12:28pm On Apr 13
Blue3k2:


Wow how did Akwa Ibom make the list. Education is free in the state and they have momey to build schools. Even the premiumtimes investigation didnt mention this. The state should explain why it didnt care to acess UBE grant the FG offers.

If anyone has link to report he's referring to let me know. I'll post state by state numbers on top.



Believe this statistic at your Perl. National Bureau of statistics said we're 195million. FG said we're 200 million.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by BuhariAdvocate: 12:36pm On Apr 13
This figure is not accurate. With the level of what I'm seeing daily on the streets of Lagos Which many of them came from southeast.if you're doubting me go to ibo shop and see if I'm lying or not even in oyo state too no wonder Oyo state was on the list.. They will start attack me now Because they hate truth.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Blue3k2: 12:38pm On Apr 13
GavelSlam:


Quality teachers, environment, tools and curriculum.

Increase the %age of the Budget that'll be applied to this.

Im not against more money for education. The states do need to pull their own weight on though. The FG has it's hands full with colleges in my opinion. Even the UBE grant offered isnt collected by majority of states in 2018.

The 24 states are: Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Ogun, Ondo, Kwara, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Yobe and Zamfara. The unaccesed funds amount to about N29.5 billion.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by BlackfireX: 12:52pm On Apr 13
False news

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by SarkinYarki: 12:59pm On Apr 13
GavelSlam:


I may not be smarter than anybody else, but I'm certainly smarter than you.



I swear that one is huge lie !!!!!!!!! You don't even know what intelligence is . What have you you done in your life other than follow politicians up and down .. Do you know how manu patents I have , do you know how manu science theories I have propounded that your fickle mind can never fathom .... I should send you a copy of my theory The Photologica( The Logic of Light ) so you you can know what extreme intelligence is that's if you can understand it .

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by GavelSlam: 1:07pm On Apr 13
SarkinYarki:


I swear that one is huge lie !!!!!!!!! You don't even know what intelligence is . What have you you done in your life other than follow politicians up and down .. Do you know how manu patents I have , do you know how manu science theories I have propounded that your fickle mind can never fathom .... I should send you a copy of my theory The Photologica( The Logic of Light ) so you you can know what extreme intelligence is that's if you can understand it .

Name one politician I know personally.


Patent my black behind.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Wasky101: 1:14pm On Apr 13
Ok
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Denikayan: 1:15pm On Apr 13


God bless His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR)

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Olukat(m): 1:16pm On Apr 13
This is the real "HATE SPEECH" angry angry >: angry
School are shutting down in Adamawa with helpless children everywhere shocked
Incompetent old men holding the progress of youths and foolish and hungry youth are here hailing them.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Caseless: 1:16pm On Apr 13
It's still at an alarming rate.
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by QuitNotice(m): 1:18pm On Apr 13
They will still disagree with you, baba
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Heyzee5: 1:18pm On Apr 13
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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Blue3k2: 1:18pm On Apr 13
amaniro:

Believe this statistic at your Perl. National Bureau of statistics said we're 195million. FG said we're 200 million.

When did any of them conduct census last? Stay consistent when negative statistics comes out.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Jalaw(m): 1:19pm On Apr 13
Lies...Akwa Ibom shouldn't be there.
You cannot fine a child of school age roaming the street of Akwa Ibom during school hours...
The gov't has a policy of arresting any child found wondering during school hours...

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by FreemanUYB(m): 1:21pm On Apr 13
GavelSlam:


I may not be smarter than anybody else, but I'm certainly smarter than you.



sure you are smarter than him !!!

you tabled your opinion without quoting anyone
he didn't
he actually quoted you not because you are smart but because you are a slowpoke !!!!!

only morons reason the way you just did!!!

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by amaniro: 1:21pm On Apr 13
Blue3k2:


When did any of them conduct consensus last? Stay consistent when negative statistics comes out.


You should be asking yourself because that's my point.

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by SarkinYarki: 1:21pm On Apr 13
GavelSlam:


Name one politician I know personally.


Patent my black behind.

You work with a minister
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by Heyzee5: 1:22pm On Apr 13
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Check my signature to make legit income online.
Thank me later. wink
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by eliok(m): 1:23pm On Apr 13
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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by castrol180(m): 1:23pm On Apr 13
No 1 reason the OSC is reduced should be adduced to the nteach program of npower brought in by the FG spear headed by office of the vice president Osinbajo

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Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by EdiAbali: 1:24pm On Apr 13
Fake news as usual
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by skallion7(m): 1:31pm On Apr 13
13 million Nigerians out of school
Nigerians: Nigeria is bad, Nigeria should be sold, Nigeria is a Zoo
13million Nigerians dropped to 10 million Nigerians out of school
Nigerians: This stats is fake, Believe this stats at your own perils

SMH
Re: Nigeria: Out-of-school Children's Figure Drops by goodnessme1(f): 1:31pm On Apr 13
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