How Nigeria’s out-of-school children increased to 13.2 million

How Nigeria’s out-of-school children increased to 13.2 million

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The number of out-of-school children rose from 10.5 million in 2010 to 13.2 million in 2015, a Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian government revealed. The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education…

We need multiple examination bodies to give students a room to excel – Omolewa

We need multiple examination bodies to give students a room to excel – Omolewa

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Professor Michael Omolewa is Nigeria’s representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) between 2000 and 2009 out of which he was the President of the General Conference of UNESCO for two years. He is an Emeritus Professor of…

No time to lose on the road to Universal Primary and Secondary Education

No time to lose on the road to Universal Primary and Secondary Education

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The latest figures on out-of-school-children are disappointing, showing progress that is – at best – painfully slow. Despite every promise and declaration, and all the genuine efforts made to date, there are still around 262 million – or one out of every…

Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”—Malcolm X When issues concerning the miseries afflicting the country’s education sector are tabled for discussion and analysis, one is oftentimes confronted with the argument that…

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