Nigeria Has Highest Number of Children Out of School: UN

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Nigeria has the largest number of children globally who miss school as increased insecurity in the north shuts down centers and prevents access, according to the United Nations.

Out of 10.5 million children who aren’t attending school in the nation, 60 percent are girls who live in the north, Unicef’s Nigeria office said in an e-mailed statement today. Violence and security challenges, particularly in the northeast, mean parents have withdrawn their daughters from classes or are unwilling to enroll them, while many schools have closed down, Unicef said.”

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