A survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that the population of out of school children in Nigeria has risen from 10.5 million to 13.2 million, the highest in the world.
Most of these children are in Nigeria’s northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, where Boko Haram insecurities have disrupted academic activities.
The indistinctive chatter of young children playing outdoors is very familiar. The boys are playing football while the girls are jumping around.
Most of the children are out of school while some have never been to school.
Source: News update