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Insurgency, Banditry Forcing Children Out-Of-School, Says Presidency

File photograph of an empty classroom in Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV


The Presidency has lamented the influence of insurgency and banditry on college attendance within the nation.

Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari stated this on Tuesday on the fourth International Conference on Safe Schools Declaration in Abuja. Gambari, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion,  blamed elevated insurgency and banditry for the rise within the variety of out-of-school kids.

“The incessant attacks on the country’s education system in the form of kidnapping, abduction of pupils; students through the increased activities of insurgents and general insecurity in our schools have been chief among contributing factors responsible for the growing number of out-of-school children.

“These perpetrators of evil, having turned their attention to innocent children in boarding schools or institutions outside city limits, adopt young learners in large numbers,” Gambari stated.

He identified that worry of abduction and a traumatic expertise from college kids, who’ve been victims of kidnapping, has compelled many kids of faculty age to remain out of academic establishments, thereby growing the issue of out-of-school kids.

The Chief of Staff, nonetheless, assured Nigerians that the federal government is conscious of the truth that, to file sufficient achievements within the schooling sector, the system would require a complete overhaul and adjustments to enhance the schooling sector.

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