The UN’s cultural and education agency, UNESCO, has announced that Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school in the world.
According to UNESCO, nothing less than 10 million Nigerian children, mostly girls, have been denied education, despite Nigeria being a country that has a law making school attendance compulsory.
The government had stated once that the school-feeding programme – launched in 2016 – is catering to 10 million children, in turn, helps children stay in school.
UNESCO went on to state that the world will miss its target of having children move to primary school by 2030 as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The agency went on to state that at least one in six children will be dropping out by then.